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Dear Readers,

Many (if not most) of our flowers are edible. In the past, we sent a list of what's blooming to each individual restaurant. But we just joined a new online ordering system for restaurants and chefs called Chesapeake Farm to Table that makes selling our edible flowers and herbs to restaurants waaaay easier.

Here's how it works: we (the farmers) upload our products with pictures and pricing details onto the website. All of the restaurants that also have profiles on the website can see what we have available.

 dianthus, often used in dessert recipes

dianthus, often used in dessert recipes

 green and purple sage

green and purple sage

The restaurants can order from as many farmers on the website as they'd like; then each farm brings the produce to Calvert's Gift Farm in Sparks, MD. The farmers at Calvert's Gift deliver all of our produce to each restaurant for us.

 Borage flowers have a cucumber flavor

Borage flowers have a cucumber flavor

Chesapeake Farm to Table not only facilitates relationship between chefs and farmers, but also delivers all of the produce for us, which saves us all tons of time and gas, not to mention lightening our carbon footprint.

 bachelors buttons are pretty in bouquets and also on salads!

bachelors buttons are pretty in bouquets and also on salads!

 wild carrot flowers aren't edible, but the seeds are! Herbalists recommend them as a natural contraceptive.

wild carrot flowers aren't edible, but the seeds are! Herbalists recommend them as a natural contraceptive.

 Lavender flowers are delicious in both savory and sweet recipes.

Lavender flowers are delicious in both savory and sweet recipes.

Thanks, Calvert's Gift Farm, and Berean Hill Farm for making this happen! We are excited to be selling to new restaurants (for us) like Peter's Inn in Fell's Point and Aromes in Hampden.

 

I wish you all an edible flower salad!
 

Laura Beth