Ferme et Forêt

Vegetables

We’re not a vegetable farm, but we still like to dabble – particularly with perennial veggies that don’t require annual tillage. The poster child for this is asparagus; so sweet first thing in the spring, and the bees seem to find its flowers extra sweet in the summer. At the other end of the season are the crisp and filling sunchokes (aka Jerusalem artickokes – a name we discourage because they are neither from the Mideast nor related to artichokes). We harvest them in the late fall after a hard frost. In between is the harvest of garlic in July. We grow three kinds: a spicy Red Russian, a medium porcelain variety called Majestic (similar to the popular Music), and an oh-so-smooth softneck called Italian.