The beauty of meeting people, going places and learning food. Al in once place.
Pedro Schambon and Elizabeth Johnson www.ciachef.edu/texas got together at My Father’s Farm www.myfathersfarm.org with the excitement of seeing a new variety of pepper grow. Months ago, Pedro had planted Aji Pepper seeds for Elizabeth and it was time to see if the idea of growing a Peruvian variety of pepper could be grown in Texas.
Elizabeth is creating a Latin American Menu for the CIA’s new restaurant in San Antonio, TX and Aji Pepper is only one of the ingredients she is hoping will be grown locally.
On our visit to My Father’s Farm that day, Elizabeth also brought new seeds to share with Pedro. It reminded me of elementary kids trading cards! They both were exited about every pouch of seeds. Reading the specifications and making notes. They shared pictures, knowledge, and an understanding the value of sharing those seeds. It was fun watching them walk through the farm. Getting excited about a new variety of radishes, the taste of flowers or a new kind of herb, and at the end leaving each other with high hopes of meeting again to celebrate a new harvest.
You can buy Pedro’s Schambon organic vegetables at www.pearlfarmersmarket.com
My Father’s Farm is located at:
1722 Steffens Road, Seguin, Texas 78155
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