News : Blue Moon aims to inspire the greater Exeter community to grow

Aug 13, 2009

Featured in the Portsmouth Herald

Cucumbers, zucchinis, herbs, lettuce and more are once again growing at the top of the hill at Kimball Farm in Kensington.

The former farm land is the perfect bright and open spot for a garden, said Kathy Gallant, owner of Exeter's Blue Moon Market & Cafe, who is growing the vegetables for use in the cafe's kitchen.

"I planted a little bit of everything," Gallant said. "It's the ultimate farm land that hasn't been used for years."

Gallant recently read an interview with a French chef who was asked about the first thing critics look at when reviewing a restaurant. The chef replied that he first asks where the garden is.

"It struck me that the kitchen and garden connection is so old and strong," Gallant said. "I learned to garden before I could cook. The two are so connected."

Gallant, a Kensington resident, contacted her neighbor, Paul Kimball, who owns approximately 30 acres of conservation land on Kimball Road.

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