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.

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

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