One of the most exciting things about spring, at Conner Prairie and elsewhere, is fresh food growing in the garden! Who doesn't love the first bowl of fresh strawberries or blueberries each year?!
Now, I'll admit that I've always hated peas, asparagus, and lima beans. But when I first tasted them fresh from the Liberty Corner garden, I quickly realized that what I was eating out of a can or from a frozen bag were not actually peas or limas - blech!. I was so naive - EVERYTHING tastes better fresh from the garden.
My favorite thing, the food I look forward to most in the early spring is a fresh-from-the-oven rhubarb pie! Mmmmm!
I was just recently reading that seed companies all over the country are reporting between 20 and 30% higher sales - people want to spend less on food these days, they want to eat fresh, and it feels so good to grow your own food! The Indy Star just had an article giving tips for starting your own garden. And now is the best time to start - from now until mid-May, you can get great results that you can take to the kitchen!
At Conner Prairie, we have SEVEN fully-functional gardens in the historic areas. Opening Day is Thursday, April 2. And over the next few weeks, anybody is more than welcome to come and help start the season by taking part in planting the gardens.
Here's the garden plan for 1886 Liberty Corner:
What are you growing in your garden? What are your favorite spring foods fresh from the garden?
I’m really excited about the possibilities with this new staff blog!
My name is Jenny Messmer and I’m in the Marketing Department. My main role is to write, proof, edit, proof and proof again every communication that goes out our doors and into your hands. But my true passion is video.
When I started over a year ago, I made a push to start producing videos internally. We bought a camera, updated our editing software and started recording! So far we’ve had great results.
Below is the latest, never before seen outside these walls, video about a new History Science Theater experience Adam and Aili (who you will hear from soon) have been working on this winter. Check it out and let me know what you think.