Since its inception, The Settlers Inn has been rooted in the farm-to-table philosophy. That dedication to freshness sprouted our new Chef’s Demonstration Garden. Vegetable beds surrounding The Potting Shed will yield a variety of organic produce to incorporate into dishes at The Settlers Inn. While the majority of produce will continue to come from local farms, the on-site garden will serve to further illustrate the vital relationship between fresh, quality ingredients and unrivalled taste.
The staff chose interesting items to plant that visitors to the garden may not typically see growing. Rows of garden beds feature things such as purple and white striped eggplant, kohlrabi, artichokes and Brussel sprouts. The crop also includes habanero and banana peppers, chive and sun gold tomatoes. The vintage heirloom tomatoes are known as “mortgage lifters.” The tomato variety was cultivated during the Great Depression and grew so large they were a hit with customers and therefore easy for farmers and nurseries to sell. The garden also boasts aromatic herbs such as lemongrass, spearmint and peppermint, which are often used as a garnish for pastries and drinks. Basil and thyme fresh from the garden will enhance many dishes throughout the season.
Guests to The Settlers Inn will reap the rewards of produce and herbs freshly picked from the garden. The tomatoes in particular will taste phenomenal.
Take advantage of our Bed, Breakfast and Dinner Package and experience all the farm-to-table goodness for yourself. The package includes an overnight stay for two plus one appetizer, one entrée and one dessert for each person. Check availability and book online now.
Chef Kate gives us a tour of the new Chef’s Demonstration Garden. Watch now!
Check out this updated progress of the garden on July 8th!