Spring harvests have begun at the on-site Middleton Place Organic Farm and much of the harvest can be found on the Middleton Place Restaurant lunch and dinner menus. Fresh greens like kale and arugula, to earthy beets and radishes and colorful baby rainbow carrots and purple broccoli, organic produce from the farm is brightening up new dishes on the spring menus. View menus >>
Many restaurant guests are surprised (and delighted) to learn that most of the produce found on their plate has been grown and harvested right on the Middleton Place Organic Farm, tucked away just across the property. As organic farmer Jamie Yurgartis pointed out, “dining at the Restaurant is truly a ‘farm-to-table’ experience.” The Restaurant is open daily for lunch (for daytime admission guests) from 11 am-3 pm and dinner is served from 6-9 pm (no admission required for dinner).
In other news, the Organic Farm has been selected for a grant to participate in a variety trial with Common Wealth Seed Growers of Virginia to test out organic cucumber varieties resistant to downy mildew (a common ailment of the plant that stunts proper growth). In addition to providing data and producing a higher yield cucumber, the trial will serve as an educational tool for other local farmers, such as apprentices of Low Country Local First’s Growing New Farmers Program, so they can learn how to apply this research on their own farms.