what's in season
Ripe and ready produce growing in the Reno-Tahoe region.
ILLUSTRATION BY DALE SLINGLAND
Asparagus, beets, broccoli rabe, cabbage, carrots, chard, chives, collard greens, Daikon radishes, dandelions, fava beans, green onions, kale, leeks, lettuce mixes, parsley, peas, radishes, rhubarb, spinach, strawberries (early), and turnips
Note: At the end of May or early June, sow and transplant warm-season crop seedlings outdoors.
Beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, chard, chives, collard greens, Daikon radishes, fennel, green onions, kale, leeks, mint, oregano, parsley, peas, radishes, rhubarb, rosemary, rutabagas, spinach, strawberries, tarragon, thyme, and turnips
About the artist
Dale Slingland is currently working on solo shows, group shows, and outdoor events. The NadaDada exhibit at the historic El Cortez Hotel in Reno was a great leap forward for his art career. He has exhibited his work in Reno locations such as Artown’s Opening Night Jubilee, the gallery at the former Wildflower Village, Sierra Arts Gallery, NadaDada, La Terre Verte, Reno Art Works, and the Luxury Suites at Greater Nevada Field. He also has painted an art table for the Great Basin Brewing Co. and a newspaper box for the Reno News & Review. Slingland has participated in a number of local art events such as Artown’s Art in the Park and Brew HaHa. His work mostly is comprised of oil paints on canvas or artist board, but he also has done pastels, pencil on paper, watercolor, and photography. You may contact him at Dale-slingland.blogspot.com.
“With this piece, I was trying to create a dreamy atmosphere of anticipation for the fresh fruits and vegetables that have so longingly and lovingly been tended to in a garden for months that we finally get to taste. The plump, juicy, ripe fruits swirl around, like in a dream, with the warm light shining from behind them like an easy summer’s evening.
I made this in an art nouveau style to give the work a romantic, otherworldly feeling that the first bite of a vine-ripened fruit right off the plant gives you.”