Our stop at Barnard's Orchards was quick. Lewis (owner) told us the harvest was between seasons, so offerings were slimmer than usual. Strawberry and asparagus season had ended and blueberry season was not quite in full swing. But now it seems the harvest is coming in (their facebook page indicates peaches, blueberries and tomatoes, among other things) and they are now fully open (they were on the honor system.)
Lewis said the farm had been in the same family since 1862. They are not organic, but they try to spray as little as they can get away with. According to Lewis, between the location/region, the amount of rain we get, the various pests that thrive in that environment and fungus, if he didn't use chemicals he would have nothing to harvest. Fair enough.
We bought a few gorgeous tomatoes and a lavender plant. I have never really used lavender in food, nor have I ever had a lavender plant. So far I haven't killed it.
Any ideas for how I should use this beautiful lavender?