Marilyn also developed basil sub-cultivars that were only found in Fox Hill Farms’ gardens. One of over a dozen basil varieties, her own Silver Fox Basil was developed right on the farm; it was her pride and joy.
Sadly, following a fire at the farm and some personal trials, the farm is no longer, but the memories of my visits and those great basil events at Fox Hill Farms live on in my mind whenever I smell fresh basil at Nino’s. In memory of her farm, here’s my personal recipe for pesto.
If you’ve never tasted fresh basil, you owe it to yourself to try it in a few recipes. Nicknamed “The King of Herbs” partially because the word basil comes from the Greek word basileus, meaning “king,” basil boasts over 150 cultivars. The most common is Sweet Basil.