Sunday, August 19, 2012

Spotlight on Devoto Gardens

This week we stopped at the Inner Sunset farmers market to talk to Jolie 
of Devoto Gardens in Sebastopol. The farm, started by Jolie's parents Susan 
and Stan, is home to 55 varieties of heirloom apples, with funny names like 
Hubbardston Nonesuch, Ashmead's Kernel, and the humble Best Ever

In addition to being an apple expert, world traveler, and Gravenstein apple 
ambassador, Jolie and her fiance, Hunter, started their own business this summer,
and it's great for all us gluten-free folks! Welcome Applesauced, your source for 
local heirloom single origin hard cider. After planting 500 cider trees in 27 varieties, 
Jolie and Hunter will be starting their first batch of cider on Wednesday! 

Taking a break to get married in September, they'll be bringing their cider to 
farmers markets as soon as it's ready to drink (October). Look for it at the Inner 
Sunset market (Sundays 9-1), Ferry Plaza Market (Tuesdays 10-2, Saturdays 8-2), 
or take a trip up to the farm to see the operation first hand.

And in case there wasn't enough to do, Devoto Gardens has a small army of
beautiful organic flowers growing. Jolie and her mom, Susan, are the Devoto
florists, and bring their flowers to weddings, parties and farmers markets
throughout the Bay Area. Check out their mission to know your farmer, know
your flowers here.

You can find Devoto Gardens apples in this week's Apple Cinnamon Bread, and
Pink Pearl Rose Muffins. Order yours here or find us Thursday at the Mission 
Community Market.

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