Saturday, March 21, 2009

Executive Garden: Arugula In, Beets Out

In the biggest foodie news since the latest Top Chef finale, the White House broke ground on a vegetable garden. The family-size plot is modest at--1,100 feet--and will be used as a hands-on classroom for 5th graders from a nearby school.

Reportedly the garden will include a variety of lettuces, heirloom tomatoes, chard, kale, squash, cucumbers, and peppers. It'll also have a patch of arugula, even though the spicy green is, by multiple accounts, perceived as elitist. Odds are against beets, though, as the Pres doesn't like 'em.

The organic garden will be overseen by assistant White House chef Sam Kass.

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