Time to think about that garden, because fresh is best!
One thing we are very fortunate here in the valley to have are the Gardens of Produce. Known for our Sweet Onions and Wheat for many years this area now has Gardeners that are growing and supplying awesome fresh produce to local Chefs and food establishments. This goes on more and more as long as they can keep up with the demand. A culinary explosion has gone on here in Walla Walla and the Downtown farmers market is the best place to start when open. Make sure you’re getting the farm to table food when it’s in season, some restaurants are even putting in their own gardens for fresh herbs and vegetables just for that extra edge on farm fresh.
Don’t be afraid to ask your server if you’re eating local fresh produce when you order, they will probably brag about which farms they use and take great pride in the food they are serving you. as a green thumb from way back I can totally appreciate the diversity of vegetables available here and the benefits from them. cheers!