Pea Shoots & Fava Bean Tops + Saturday Market

Pea Shoots & Fava Bean Tops + Saturday Market

Harvests during April and May involve plenty of abundance. Overwintered vegetables like greens and carrots are vibrant and sweet, radishes and turnips emerge, and spring plantings of lettuces and other leafy plants root and rise.  But the harvests aren’t wildly...
Welcome home, sun + market bounty

Welcome home, sun + market bounty

We woke to the sun rising over the plains, a first in quite a number of days. The urge to face east and roar, “Welcome back, old friend!” erupted. Instead, we headed straight to the fields. Mud? Plenty. But the greens looked like they had spent a few weeks in the gym...
Tempestuous Spring + Saturday Market Bounty

Tempestuous Spring + Saturday Market Bounty

The seasonal parade of vegetables involves some, like arugula, that strut early in the procession, then take a bow, but bounce back on stage here and there across the year. Others, like tomatoes, come on late and have only one go at it, but boy are they showy. Many of...
Black Cat Wheat + Arugula Lamb Recipe + Market

Black Cat Wheat + Arugula Lamb Recipe + Market

One of our projects this week revolved around wheat. Did you know that all of the wheat flour we use in the restaurants comes from our own fields and mills? That’s right, the bread we bring to your table comes from homegrown wheat. It wasn’t the case until just a few...