This summer we signed up for a weekly share of harvest from the Le Potager French Market Garden, our own Community Supported Agriculture or CSA, just a mile away from where we live. The best part about this is it is run by family friends, our sons are classmates and playmates, hopefully BFFs.
Le Potager is a small family run market garden in North Spokane. It was established “to grow the most nourishing and nutrient rich food as possible, and do it a bit of French garden style. Potager is French for an ornamental vegetable or kitchen garden. Flowers and herbs are planted with the vegetables to enhance the garden’s beauty. We grow intensively on less than an acre and offer a number of rare European heirloom fruits and vegetables.”
Sean and Rachel Cruz managed to plant over 200 varieties of vegetables and herbs. So far we have enjoyed some “exotic” red spinach, purple broccoli, French carrots, French shallots, lemon cucumbers, red basil, and heirloom tomatoes. I have experimented with different recipes using their produce, and have posted these dishes on their Facebook community page and my own Instagram and Facebook pages.
Le Potager also sells produce at the Fairwood Flea & Farmers Market.