Pups and Pooches Welcome

on Thursday, 28 August 2014. Posted in Website Articles, Charleston

Pups and Pooches Welcome

The routine for leaving the house might go something like this: search for your second shoe, check for keys, phone, wallet, and make sure the lights are turned off. Then the worst moment happens: you make eye contact with your dog.

Hog Days of Summer

on Wednesday, 27 August 2014.

Hog Days of Summer

I love Wednesdays. Not because it’s hump day. Because it’s hog day. Every Wednesday, Black Hog Farm delivers my bounty of locally grown fresh produce directly to my front door. My farmer’s market now comes to me.

Notes from a Farmer Chef

on Tuesday, 26 August 2014. Posted in Website Articles, Charlottesville

Notes from a Farmer Chef

Salsify, Part 2

Salsify is a root vegetable, and when we started this experiment, I was worried that the salsify wouldn’t develop roots. We have soil with a lot of clay throughout the Clifton Inn property. For instance, growing carrots is a disaster here, but I can grow them at home, just a few minutes away.