I read with interest an article in today's New York Times, Growth Spurt, about the rise of rooftop farming in New York. From Manhattan to Greenpoint, restaurateurs are growing their own, giving customers a taste of truly local produce.
Of course, the article neglected to mention yours truly and our urban garden. Well, we don't have a restaurant, so I suppose I can't complain.
This season, however, we do plan to hook up with Mark Bello's Pizza A Casa, a new school that teaches people how to make professional-tasting thin crust pies at home. When our heirloom tomatoes, fresh peppers and herbs are ripe for the picking, we'll tote some of them down to Bello's Lower East Side storefront, giving students a chance to use our veggies as toppings. Not necessarily worthy of a mention in the papers, but certainly an opportunity to expand our horizons in the locavore world. Who knows, maybe a stand at the Green Market is next?