I first heard about Forage at a Gardening Forum that I frequent. There was a link about the restaurant and their innovative Harvest Call. I grew up in Silver Lake and my family still lives there so I visit quite often. I was intrigued about the idea and had planned on bringing vegetables from my garden but I heard that it was suspended. I was pretty bummed to say the least. From the same Gardening Forum I learned about the Home Growing Circle. I am pleased that Forage chose to persevere with the idea especially in a world where everything has to do with cost, mass production and the ability to be shipped. Taste seems to have taken to the backburner. I LOVE good food and I know the importance of fresh ingredients to make a memorable meal.
I have been gardening since I was a child and my garden is predominately edible. On my city lot, I plant avocados, citrus, figs and stone fruits which include Pluots, Donut Peaches, Babcock White Peaches, Snow Queen White Nectarines, Plums, Cot N Candy & Flavor Delight Apriums, Apricots, Fuyu & Chocolate Persimmons, Pomegrante, and Asian Pears. Also, in my garden are Strawberries, Raspberries, Blackberries and Blueberries. My vegetable garden is producing a bumper crop of beautiful heirloom tomatoes, sweet and hot peppers, bush and pole beans, cucumbers, summer squash, melons, corn, edamame, herbs, Malabar spinach, mesclun, radish, and oriental vegetables. I believe in composting and vermicomposting. I use natural pest management and I am against pesticides. If I am chosen, I look forward to sharing my bountiful garden with the patrons of Forage.