Local is supportive of the environment – and it tastes good too! How convenient is it to walk to your backyard and pluck some fresh foods and herbs for a delicious meal? We think it is!

All these recipes contain ingredients that can be purchased from our garden center, and grown by you! Real produce is located at our location in Sandy Spring, and then depending on the seasons, both of our locations offer veggie and herb plants. We will provide you with all the necessary information to get your vegetable herbs looking flawless in the soil and then yummy on your plate.

All recipes are based on the seasonal availability. The most recent recipes are located at the top.

Here are some tried and true recipes recommended by our customers and employees:

 

Stuffed Apples – Sweet or Savory

Ingredients for 1 whole apple (two halves). Make as many as you’d like!

Both Sweet and Savory can take Honeycrisp and Nittany apples. Granny Smith is suggested primarily for Savory.

Sweet                                                                                    Savory

1/2 tsp cinnamon                                                                   Swiss or sharp cheddar (to sprinkle)

1/4 tsp allspice                                                                      Choice of nuts

Nuts: pecan or almonds (as desired)                                    1 tbsp butter

1 tbsp honey                                                                         1/4 tsp black pepper

1 tbsp butter                                                                          1/4 nutmeg

1/2 tsp sugar

 

1. Cut apple down the line of the stem, into halves.

2. Scoop out stem/seeds, plus a little extra for room for the stuffing

3. Place on aluminum foil

4. Mix together seasonings with nuts and butter

5. Stuff into the hole of the apple

6. For Sweet style: Drizzle honey on top. For Savory style: Sprinkle cheese on top.

7. Wrap apple halved tightly in tin foil.

8. Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 40 minutes or until they smell delicious!!

 

Peach Cobbler

Serves 3-4

6-8 ripe yellow peaches (Good Earth Catoctin Peaches)             12oz sugar (1.5 cups)

8oz cold butter                                                                               6oz all-purpose flour

1/4 tsp salt                                                                                     2 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp All-spice                                                                                Honey to drizzle

 

1. Crumb together butter, sugar, all-purpose flour, and spices. This is the cobbler crumble.

2. Line circular pie baking dish with parchment paper.

2. Cut peaches to the desired size. Place in baking dish by covering the bottom of the dish, then stacking slices on top.

3. Drizzle honey over peaches.

4. Place the crumble on top of the peach stacks.

5. Bake on 350 Fahrenheit for about 40 minutes, or until top is golden (and beautiful!).

Let cool, then serve with desired honey drizzle, ice cream, or just by itself! Enjoy!

 

Tomato + Cucumber + Basil Salad

Serves 2-3

1 cucumber, chopped                1 tbsp minced garlic

2 tomato diced                           3 tbsp lemon juice

Chopped Basil to taste              Dash of salt

1/2 cup olive oil                         2 tsp pepper

Pinch of sugar

 

1. Mix olive oil, sugar, lemon juice, salt and pepper in small bowl. This is the fresh salad dressing!

2. In one large bowl, add chopped cucumber, diced tomatoes, basil, and garlic. Mix together.

3. Add dressing mixture to the salad bowl.

Voila! Your fresh appetizer or salad meal is served!