Farmer Lee Jones loves how vegetable blooms add flavor, texture, and visual appeal—while also weaving in sustainability as plants are used throughout their phases of growth. “When chefs celebrate and use the whole plant in unique, surprising, and entertaining ways, this supports sustainability of land, people, and the environment,” Farmer Lee says. “They accomplish this by understanding and bringing out the nuances of flavor and notes of intensity, including with vegetable blooms.”
Fresh herbs add deliciously distinctive flavors and aromas to creative dishes, without adding fat, calories or sodium. It isn’t surprising, then, that people have used herbs for thousands of years, even before history was being recorded – and, in modern times, their relatively ready availability makes it too easy to take them for granted. With that in mind, we decided to highlight seven heavenly herbs.
Microgreens truly are miraculous, tiny, perfect representations of fresh vegetables, herbs and greens. They provide intense flavor in delicate bites – and studies are showing how their nutritional levels are off the charts. As another benefit, they add unexpected beauty to plates and texture to dishes. This post explores what a microgreen is, along with how, specifically, they are attractive, flavorful and nutritious.
Farmer Lee Jones explores the incomparable flavors of The Chef's Garden's microgreens and specialty leaves and herbs.
Meet Gheorge from our micro herb house.
The weather is blustery at our Ohio farm, but it's nice and warm in the greenhouses. Farmer Lee Jones of The Chef's Garden shares some of our fabulous herbs and microgreens available now.