The first year at Roundabout Hills

We started up Roundabout Hills Market Garden because we wanted to provide our neighbors with great tasting food that is safe to eat.  So in 2009 we bought the old place and broke ground in 2010 on a patch of lawn behind the house.  We started our first season with about five families in the fall of that year, growing cold season vegetables and greens such as arugula, mizuna, radishes, cabbage, turnips, and beets.  The following spring we launched our first full season, starting up in April and producing steadily until December, feeding ten families from our kitchen garden.  We grew potatoes, spring onions, sugar snap peas, green beans, eggplant, heirloom tomatoes, leeks, golden beets, beautiful d’Avignon radishes, sweet potatoes, cabbage, broccoli, arugula, lettuce – including the heirlooom variety ‘Black Seeded Simpson,’ sweet Asian salad turnips, rutubagas, yellow, pink, and red stemmed chard, Toscano kale with its beautiful wrinkled leaves, and traditional curly kale.  The work was hard, but we loved presenting our neighbors with the best that we could grow.

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About Roundabouthills Market Garden

We own and operate a microfarm in Howard County, Maryland.
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