1) Is there really a Putney Farm?
Pretty much. Just not a “for profit” farm. Maybe we are more like a large garden. In any event, we grow our own fruits and vegetables, cure our own meats, and occasionally even brew our own hooch. There are also bees kept on the farm. (No chickens, sorry.) We can certainly feed ourselves for much of the year.
We also like to cook, mix cocktails and entertain family and friends. Who said farming shouldn’t be fun?
2) Where is Putney Farm?
We are in Northern California about 30 miles south of San Francisco.
4) What fruits and vegetables do you grow?
Veggies: Artichokes, potatoes (red, white and purple), kale, chard, salad greens (lettuce, arugula, chicories), yellow squash, butternut squash, zucchini, cucumbers, eggplant, peppers, string beans (purple and green) and corn.
Fruits: Tomatoes, apples, pears, blueberries, strawberries, melons (a few types), raspberries, pomegranates, loquats, oranges (a few types), mandarins, lemons (Meyer and Eureka), Kaffir limes, figs, plums, peaches, nectarines and (hopefully) cherries.
Herbs: Lavender, thyme, basil, marjoram, oregano, rosemary, parsley, mint, chives, tarragon and sage.
5) Are you “off the grid”?
Hell, no. We love to grow and eat our own food but are fully entrenched in the 21st century. We love technology, if you find a better tool to help us grow, cook and enjoy food (without killing the planet) we are all for it. Besides, we are always happy to jump in the car and drive to San Francisco to eat and go to ballgames (Go Giants!).
6) Will you review products or cookbooks?
Sure. But we will say what we believe.