Of all the garden areas at Tarp Farm, Sue and Mike have a special soft spot for the kitchen garden: “We both love to cook, and we’ve gone to boot camps sponsored by the Culinary Institute of America. It’s a mutual hobby. Today we were sitting in the kitchen, trying to figure out what to do with all the tomatoes and squash that are beginning to ripen—a perennial question!” laughs Sue.
“All the herbs and everyday veggies are in the garden near the kitchen door,” adds Mike. “If we want to make a quick run, there they are! So the gardens aren’t just ornamental.”