Sam Kass shows us how the White House kitchen garden fared throughout the rough winter. In the fall, hoop houses were built over the garden beds to keep warmth in, and it looks like they did a tremendous job. The White House Blog says the winter planting of the garden yielded 50 pounds of lettuces, spinach, turnips, arugula and carrots.

Kass also tells us about Michelle Obama’s plans to expand the garden:


Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.