Monday, August 1, 2011

Purple Maize Farm

Last Winter we received a call from someone wanting to grow organic produce for us. They wanted to grow heirloom as well as interesting vegetables on a sustainable farm within a short drive from Evins Mill. Sound too good to be true? Nope, Karly, with Purple Maize Farm showed up with her seed catalogs and notebook and basically said "what do you want". Well, it was the equivalent of turning my children loose in the candy store with Grandma. A few short months later we began enjoying the fruits of all the hard work that the Purple Maize team of Karly, Kevin, and Marie do with an obvious passion.

Over the course of the growing season we have been serving up lots of colorful veggies including edible flowers, varieties of cool weather greens, baby bok choy, squash, fingerling potatoes, crazy colored heirloom tomatoes, leeks, lettuces, watercress, and many others still to come. The quality, flavors, and colors are all at their peak whether they deliver to us or we pick them up at the DeKalb County Farmers Market.

Purple Maize also has CSA customers that they supply on a weekly basis throughout the growing season as well as other restaurants. You can find out more about these guys on their website where they keep a farm blog or on their Face Book page. Karly and the gang at Purple Maize are a perfect example of the key players ensuring we can produce the quality of food that Evins Mill has become known for. Sustainably Good!

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