TAUNY in Blue Mountain Lake will host a Grow and Tell Project garden tour, highlighting the local food and food traditions that help sustain us, through a series of garden tours, kitchen demonstrations, video and digital features, and more, on Tuesday, August 17th.The third in the summer series, this garden tour brings us to Jean William’s subsistence garden in Blue Mountain Lake, where she has learned the tricks for growing dozens of crops in the coldest part of the North Country.
Jean will welcome visitors to spend an afternoon with her to tour her garden and learn more about how she does it. She grows almost all of the vegetables, fruits and herbs her family will eat in a year, which requires processing and “putting up” crops as well as eating fresh. She grows an extensive list of crops, including cold-intolerant vegetables like tomatoes and eggplants, as well as hearty crops like cabbages and brussel sprouts. One crop she grows is especially suited to her climate: lingonberries, a favorite ingredient from her Finnish ancestry.
For more information and to register, visit TAUNY’s website.
Photo of Jean’s garden 2017 provided.