Saturday, June 15th, 2019

Be a Gardener

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Do you know that taste? When you snap a leaf of arugula off the plant. Fold it or crumple it or shovel it right in your mouth, whatever fits your style. That initial almost minty flavor, followed by a sweetness that leads quickly into a pleasant bitterness. The thickness of the greens that are still full of the mornings watering. The satisfaction of realizing there is so much more to pick. Either you know the taste, or I highly recommend experiencing it. Either way, that moment is waiting for you at Everson Ranch. All summer, every day, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Everson Ranch is inviting guests to grab a bag, head to the greenhouse, and pick a bag full of greens. Whether you are more of a spinach person, or if arugula is your thing, maybe butter leaf lettuce, or if you prefer a mixed bag; the choice is yours. And the price is of your choosing too. For each bag please give the ranch a donation. The money is helpful, but it is the experience that the ranch wants to share more than anything. And if you accidentally fall in love with the garden while you are here, Everson Ranch is always accepting volunteers for any length of time. And if you don't feel like picking your own, bags of fresh greens from the ranch can be found at the main office of Valley View Hot Springs.

Last modified on Monday, 17 June 2019 01:38

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