Our 15th Produce Exchange introduced midtown Ventura to the idea of sharing local fruit, veggies, herbs and flowers. Thank you Jim and Marion for hosting the gathering and sharing your love of gardening. They have raised beds in the front lawn as well as backyard. Marion served up green smoothies made from garden goodies and sliced watermelon. My son enjoyed eating the super ripe blackberries right off the vine and argued with me (as only a 6 year old can) that potatoes grow in the ground. Did I say otherwise ?
I'm a hard-cooking Mom with a passion for real food and all things sustainable and local. I love playing in the dirt and have turned my front yard into a garden. It always amazes me when things grow. Baking crusty bread and eating mouth-watering tomatoes with basil straight from the garden -- now that's what I call living! Where's that water buffalo for the freshest mozzarella ?