Blackberry Farm

Friends of the Farm

Fresh Green Ingredients in the Butcher Shop

As the basil plants grow in the late summer, they begin to bolt-- forming blossoms and seed pods. These bolts are sparsely used in the kitchens because of their overwhelming flavor and aroma. However, we have found that when dried and applied as a coating to cured meats, it delivers an amazingly floral basil flavor. We use the basil blossoms primarily on our lomo but integrate it into several of our cured meats. Our awesome garden team will supply us with enough basil to use throughout the year until the next harvest season.

David Rule, Butcher