Roosevelt Growhouse Harvests for Food Day
Today is Food Day 2011 and restaurants around the Valley including Cibo and Windsor and at least one food truck (Short Leash Hot Dogs) are primed to participate by serving locally procured vegetables, harvested yesterday by a group of volunteers at the Roosevelt Growhouse in downtown Phoenix.
|Student Apinaya Arunkumar carefully harvests arugula.|
Find out what local chefs are getting their hands on after the jump.
|Project manager Braden Kay and Windsor chefs Kevin LeBron and Jacob Cook discuss the uses of freshly harvested arugula.|
Windsor chefs Kevin LeBron and Jacob Cook showed up early to check out the produce they were about to purchase. They sampled straight from the ground -- and got excited. LeBron and Cook were pleasantly surprised by the arugula they tried, describing it as having an almost spicy flavor. Cook complimented the arugula's delicate texture and Lebron said that they would likely combine the arugula and the red Russian kale into into a salad seasoned with a light fennel dressing. Available tonight, we're told, at Windsor. Nice!
Inspired? Want to get involved? The Growhouse welcomes volunteers every Sunday, from 10 AM to 2 PM. Check out the Growhouse blog for more information.