It’s been glorious to finally get a bit of a real Northern California winter – cool, misty mornings and soaking rains, interspersed with enough sunny days to turn the hillsides and mosses a bright, fresh green.
the girl & the fig‘s farm project has closed up shop for the winter, cover crops and compost piles are working their off-season magic, rejuvenating the soil for the coming season’s crops. We do keep a few cool-season rows planted, brassicas and carrots in particular thrive this time of year, and there are always fresh perennial herbs in the beds just behind the restaurant.
We rely on our local farmers this time of year for the greater bulk of our produce needs. And fortunately there is still a plethora of seasonal fruits and vegetables available during the winter months.
Here’s what you can expect to find from your local growers this time of year:
December & January Produce Sonoma County
- Asian Greens
- Bok Choy
What a bounty!
This week, Chef John is turning gorgeous winter vegetables into batches of Kimchi – a chicory kimchi (with chicory from County Line Harvest), a European-style, kimchi-inspired kraut, one traditional kimchi recipe, and one experimental creation made from shredded Brussels sprouts. Look for those on our menus in the coming weeks!
Happy winter from the farm!!