We grow summer squash in a range of sizes, nurturing each plant with plenty of personalized attention and care, and we absolutely love the squash blossom.
Squash has a special place in our hearts, because it was a squash blossom that led us to grow for chefs. Squash has a thin and crisp skin that contains a tender, juicy flesh with a mild sweet and nutty flavor.
About 30 years ago, before the Chef’s Garden was even a concept, I was approached at a farmer’s market near Cleveland by a chef named Iris Bailin. She had recently returned home from Europe, classically trained in the high arts of French cuisine, searching for the same ingredients that were easy to find overseas. After taking a look at our offerings from the farm, she asked if we could sell her the blossoms that grew on our squash.