Bidwell Restaurant’s Rooftop Garden (Eater DC)

Chef John Mooney carries a head of Bibb lettuce through the dining room to the table. “Look at those roots!” he boasts like a proud parent while pointing to the leafy rosette’s underside. Screen Shot 2015-06-01 at 11.26.32 AM

Lettuce actually stays alive until needed inside Mooney’s kitchen at Bidwell, Union Market’s only full-service restaurant, thanks to his expansive rooftop garden. “We pick fresh herbs every day, lettuce is living until use, and tomatoes never see a fridge,” he states. The 70 aeroponic towers hiding behind the massive market sign supply about 60 percent of all produce used on Bidwell’s eclectic menu.


Continuing reading the original article about Bidwell’s rooftop garden on Eater DC, published on May 27, 2015.


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