Our buckwheat cover crop, meant to nourish the soil, has become a pit stop for Monarch butterflies on their cross-country voyage home.
In 2018, tomatoes are being used in creative cuisines around the world in unique and delicious ways. And, as we once again enter the long-anticipated summer tomato season, we thought we’d take a more in-depth look at this incredible crop.
Mother Nature is used to doing what she wants.
So, what should we do? At The Chef’s Garden, we aren’t joking when we say we grow our vegetables “slowly and gently, in full accord with Nature.” That’s because we’d rather hold hands with Nature than wrestle with her.
Farmer Lee Jones says pairing chefs’ wishes with Nature’s whims relies on delicate choreography.
“We let Mother Nature dictate. We can’t outsmart her,” he says.
Think of it as a dance. A tango, let’s say.
Signs of spring here in Huron, Ohio range from the proverbial robin to the gentle (and not-so-gentle) showers – and, of course, the brilliant green shoots of new peas. At The Chef’s Garden, we eagerly wait for fresh peas to emerge – and here are just five of the reasons why we’re so enthralled with this marvelous vegetable.