On a nice day soon, I’ll get down level with the soil and press my rake handle into it, creating a shallow furrow. Time for seeds to bring the garden back to life. But as I contemplate the future harvest, I focus on the past, too.
I am not a natural gardener. I didn’t grow up with carrots sprouting in the backyard. In fact, I looked with envy at my friends’ raised beds, with fence posts fashioned from driftwood logs and old fishing nets strung to keep the birds out
Every year Burnt Ridge, Dolan’s fruit- and nut-growing operation located east of Chehalis, harvests thousands of pounds of hardy kiwifruits from 200 cultivated vines—grown on trellises, not in the forest canopy.
Fall into our fall issue.
That slight chill in the air signals the season of hearty meals, warm wines, and everything apples. Chase the chanterelles into a fire-roasted pumpkin fondue; explore a centuries-old orchard and drink in a cluster of estate wineries; raise a glass of sustainable suds, and then make your kitchen glow with fall-centric recipes. See the leaves starting to turn?