I believe we have a responsibility to ourselves, to our families and to our friends to prepare and eat real food.

I believe one of the best ways to do this is to grow and serve your own food, or even just a portion, or perhaps just a little. I believe anything we can do to reduce reliance on prepackaged food with ingredients you can’t pronounce is a step in the right direction.

Back in 2009 or so, I started to become concerned with not only the quality of product available at the market, but also with the true motivations of industrial agriculture and decided to take up vegetable gardening for myself. Despite childhood memories to the contrary, I found that growing your own food is fun. Of course it is also healthy and can save you money too!

Do you feel the same way but aren’t sure where to start?

Do you want to take more control of your food but don’t know where to start? Do you want to grow fresh vegetables to feed your family? Are you looking for new and healthy recipes?

The Gastronomic Gardener is here to help with vegetable gardening tips for beginner and experienced gardeners alike. We’ll guide you through the process, from planning your first garden to getting started composting, building raised beds and other garden construction. We cover planting, growing, harvesting, preserving, and much more.

Then, come into the kitchen to cook up the harvest, incorporating what we grew into delicious dishes that you’ll be proud to serve your family! From simple rustic fare, to more extravagant elegant dishes and meals, there is something for everyone.

Here at the Gastronomic Gardener, taking control of your food doesn’t only mean growing it. We’ll get hands on in making bacon, sausages, smoked salmon and more. It’s easier than you imagine and the results are spectacular!

So come on in and look around. We’re glad you’re here.


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