From Ed Levine, Serious Eats: Glenn Brendle is riding around his dozen acres on his tractor, showing off the bounty of his farm, Green Meadows, in Gap, Pennsylvania. His favorite things to grow and that have proven successful, he says, are "the unusual, hard-to-get stuff."
There is a kaffir lime tree; you can smell the fresh, bright citrus when standing next the hourglass-shape leaves. There is a hops plant, which shoots its green blossoms into the sky. Glenn grows cipollini onions with deep red flesh; coriander; fire-colored sumac; and white tarbais beans. He grows so many varieties of basil he can't remember all the names. He has a passion fruit tree, its branches studded with incredibly intricate flowers.
"I'm satisfied by all of it, everything I do," he says. But the best part is being able to work with his family. His son labors with him in the ...
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