Sunday, August 22, 2010

Pretty Mignonette

We first spotted these perfect little lettuces a few weeks ago in a vegetable shed on the Central Coast. The stallholder couldn't remember the grower's name for us to contact, so, as there were just 20, we bought them all. Ever since, we've been curious to try and track down the mysterious mignonette maker. Finally, after knocking on several farmers' doors in the Thirlstane area, we found Graeme. Here he is, with his freshly harvested and loved red and green salanova butterhead lettuces, grown outdoors with views of the snow-capped Great Western Tiers. Seriously cool and featuring in hilbarn boxes tomorrow...Thank you Graeme (and Kim), and thank you, too, to the farmer next door who pointed us in the right direction!

3 comments:

Killiecrankie Farm said...

wow you do go out and about to find the local produce - excellent detective work !

Anonymous said...

Not sure where to leave this comment but I just finished reading your piece in this months (aug2010) country style mag. Now after wiping my eyes I found your site. I really love the warmth I felt after reading about your move from the city and your love affair with all things natural.....so wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Hilary, I take my hat off to you. Also reading your stroy in Country style recently, and it was a rather friendly gorgeous encouraging reminder to follow my dream of living in the country., -vic though, not tas:) even though I still don't know what I'd do!.. Thanks, and go well...ge