Guests at the Carneros Inn now leave not just with that vacation glow but with a basket of fresh produce as well.
Weekend getaway guests on Sunday all get goodbye gifts from the garden, which can include heirloom tomatoes, rutabaga, Swiss chard, kale, squash, beets, turnips, peppers, watermelon, cucumber, peas, carrots,strawberries, raspberries, cabbage and even flowers like poppies, bachelor buttons, orange calendula, nasturtium, alyssum, white clover and herbs.
The half-acre organic and Biodynamic garden feeds the kitchens of the inn’s Boon Fly Cafe, FARM restaurant and private Hilltop Dining Room restaurant.
This garden is not just for show. Culinary Gardener, Peter Stonebreaker plans to expand the garden’s sustainable and bio-dynamic features with integrated organic pest management and weed suppression systems, crop rotation, and strictly organic compost, fertilizers, seeds and root stalks. A rainwater catchment system is also in the works.
The Carneros Inn is strategically set on Highway 12/121 straddling the Napa and Sonoma valleys, with great access to wineries like Domaine Carneros, downtown Napa and Sonoma and the DiRosa Art Preserve. The carnerosinn.com.