Monday, May 9, 2011

Artichokes & Icons

Historian Marita Bardenhagen is the owner of historic Egremont B&B, one of hilbarn's Pick Up Points in Launceston. She also keeps a pretty neat market garden, and invites us each year to pick her limes and dig her jerusalem artichokes for our boxes. You'll find the artichokes in this week's hilbarn box, complete with recipe suggestions. They might look like a Dr Who alien, but see what you can make them do! While we pulled them from the earth on Friday, we asked Marita if we could take her picture for our blog. "Yes, provided you take it in front of an Australian icon!", she told us. Which is why the Hills Hoist features more than the artichokes in this photo...

2 comments:

Michelle said...

I'm growing my first artichokes this year...i am so excited. I would to know if you deliever your veggie boxes to the north west...Burnie/Wynyard area??
Mxoxoox

Hilbarn said...

Hi Michelle, Very exciting your chokes are in the ground - pictures when they're flowering please! Sorry we don't currently deliver to the North West - we'd love to - however if we get enough interest we can look at trying to arrange a reasonable delivery charge through a local carrier. Just depends on the numbers. Happy growing! Hil & Barn