When I first moved to coastal North Carolina, my garden yielded miniature sweet potatoes, a handful of blueberries, and an abundance of mustard greens. That’s it. After trying pretty much every vegetable under the sun. Turns out, not many plants like to grow in our soil… wait, I mean sand.
Coastal gardening and farming presents some unique challenges that I thought would mean the end of my quest to become a locavore. But after a year of learning and connecting with our local farms, which aren’t necessarily the type to market to the local buyer, I have resumed my quest. And I think I’ve succeeded, at least for today.
My dinner included only a few things not from the coast: champagne vinegar, olive oil, gin, and avocado.