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Rachel Schattman

Rachel Schattman

Rachel cultivates about 4 acres of vegetables and cover crops, runs 1 greenhouse, and 2 high tunnels in Monkton, VT.

Farmers' Kitchen—Bella Basil

Rachel Schattman | June 01, 2011 | 2011

Rachel

Pesto is summer. It is the bright flavor of fresh basil, the bite of raw garlic, and the smoothness of olive oil. Tasting pesto can bring the visceral sensations of warmth and sunlight to us, even in the darkest days of winter. At Bella Farm, my small crew and I grow eight varieties of basil, as well as seven varieties of garlic and many culinary herbs. We process the basil and garlic into our signature dairy-and nut-free pesto, called Bella Farm Organic Pesto.

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