Happy Spring, everyone! As I type this on an early Sunday morning, we are having a beautiful early spring here in the Northeast. Our new garden fence is up, the garden beds are slowly being made, the greenhouse is nearly finished, and seedlings are in the greenhouse planter boxes. For me, spring represents many things, but on a completely practical level it means the transition from “exercise” to doing actual work with my body. Shoveling, pushing a wheel barrow through mud, pitch forking hay — these are my favorite ways to work up a sweat and start the day.
Spring also brings the anniversary of our company, Dr. Cowan’s Garden. As I’m sure most of you know, our company was founded to help diversify the vegetable intake of, originally, my patients, and then everyone else. The typical healthy indigenous person ate more than 100 different plants each year, the majority of which were wild and perennial vegetables rich in nutrients and protective phytonutrients. Most Americans just don’t have access to or interest in these types of plants. Our second principle was to provide a solid source of income for the best foragers and farmers in the U.S. I am proud to say that on this, our fifth anniversary, we are successfully carrying out both of these principles.
To celebrate, we are having our annual spring sale. Everything in the store is 25% off through April 19th. Now is the time to diversify your diet, support farmers and foragers and help us grow the food-diversity movement. We are continually in awe of the amazing support and feedback we receive from all of you, and together we can build a better world.
Shop the Anniversary Sale here:
Use code 5YEARS at checkout for 25% off sitewide.
Tom and the DCG team
Whoever coined the term ‘comfort food’ is a genius. I can’t think of a better way to describe this quick and easy family meal, and I have lost count of the number of times I have cooked it. It’s versatile, requires minimal preparation, which you can do in advance, and above all, it’s wonderfully satisfying and won’t have you reaching for pumpkin spice muffins an hour after dinner.