URBAN GARDEN// small space Greens Inside +OUt
About a month ago, while on a drive north of nyc, we decided to stop by Blue Hill Farms at the Stone Barn! I'm prone to salivation induced by moar garden and greenhouse spaces... but Blue Hill is next level. Needless to say, it was all I could do to stay socially appropriate in public while walking around their barns, greenhouses, and animal pastures.
For those who haven't heard of this place... "Blue Hill" could refer to two restaurants (this one we drove by at in a stone barn, and another near Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village, Manhattan) and the associated farm that these restaurants source most of their food from. They make the "farm to table" transition flawless by growing and providing most of the food that is served in their restaurants, here on their farm. Blue Hill is a model for smart farming practices and earth friendly business models. They rightfully have earned their place as one of the top rated restaurants in the world.
The process of drying herbs is quite straightforward, so this post will be too. This was my first attempt at drying my own herbs, and I learned a lot and thought I'd pass it along to you! Late fall/early winter is a somewhat awkward time for a gardener. I keep checking the weather trying to decide when to migrate my children in from frost's nasty bite. But then, nyc decides to have weird heat flashes and bouts with 80 degrees. My little terrace garden is still blooming - I picked tomatoes just yesterday.
My sister, Alyssa, and her husband Jackson, are moving to New York City! This is a dream come true. I can't count the number of times in the last few years, since moving to NYC, that I either silently or out loud wished that I could have a sister near. This solves practically the only problem I have with New York! (now if I can get a decent mountain to snowboard on, I'll never leave!!!)