Meg, the manager of the East store, and Jerome, the East produce manager, were sharing stories the other day about their first impressions of fresh artichokes. What were these strange vegetables at the market? And how do you even prepare them?
How about you? When did you first get to know this the somewhat prickly, thorny, enigmatic vegetable? Tell me how those things are even edible! Maybe you are familiar with the glass jar or olive bar variety, but haven't been sure yet about how to cook a fresh artichoke yourself. Read on for our tips...
What a difference a year makes! Last spring, the Garden Center building was still under construction. This season, we've hit the ground running.
We’ve launched a free lecture series on topics such as bird feeding, soil amendment, winter garden preparation, cold frames, container gardening, spring bulbs, vermiculture, and other topics—every other Sunday afternoon in the new Patio Room.
Nature's Crossroads is a locally owned and operated seed company dedicated to supporting organic gardeners in the Midwest by selling quality open-pollinated seed. It aims to rebuild the supply of locally adapted, Earth-friendly seeds and to increase the number of organic gardeners in our region by means of educational outreach.
Nature’s Crossroads seeds are available online and they are carried at Bloomingfoods. Within the co-op, they are a Principle Six product.