The eggplant lady

Among the morning’s correspondence was a note from a traveling lady who says she grew more eggplant than she could possibly deal with this year.

She loves Venice, and maybe they eat eggplant there, but why else would anyone grow it? Or worse, eat it? I mean the stuff has texture, sure, and the flavor of whatever else you toss in the pot, but that’s it. I grow it to sell, but mostly because I love the beauty of its fruits and magical blossoms. So what sort of idiot organic farmer would grow for those reasons?

Who else.

About lifegrower

Peter V. Fossel has been gardening since he was nine, and has been an organic farmer for the last 20 years. His most recent book, “Organic Farming, Everything You Need to know” was published by Voyageur Press, Minneapolis, 2007. He’s written numerous gardening articles for Organic Gardening, Horticulture, Country Journal, Out Here, and American Profile among others. He was Gardens Manager for The Hermitage, home of President Andrew Jackson in Tennessee before returning to Cape Cod to start his newest organic venture, Swan River Farm in Dennisport, MA.
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1 Response to The eggplant lady

  1. pretzelpal says:

    Beautiful color; try roasting it in oven for 20 min or so, remove, scrape out pulp and add some additional tastes to your liking. spread on crackers pretty delicious and different!

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