It started with a dare in the blizzard of ’93. Robert Ploeger’s father was having a hard time growing asparagus, and Robert said, “I’ll bet you I can grow it.” That winter, he and wife, Glenda Ploeger, co-owners of Cane Creek Asparagus & Co., started what would become their first three rows of asparagus in the greenhouse attached to their Fairview home.
The folks at Giardini Trattoria devise a different kind of CSA for the tech age.
I am definitely not a gardener. After years of exuberant experiments with tomato plants and rows of radishes (which, as I recall from my grade-school days, even 4-year-olds can be trusted to grow) produced nothing but heaps of weeds and a popular venue for rabbit conventions, I finally realized my future didn’t lie in farming. […]