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.
Throughout recorded history, many famous people have adored asparagus – and this luscious spring vegetable is still in demand today. Here, we share the highlights of asparagus throughout history, as well as why Farmer Lee Jones loves it so much – along with health benefits of this fresh vegetable and so much more.
How many of you remember being told this as a child: “No, you can’t have your dessert until you eat your vegetables”? If so, you’re not alone – and, if so, your parents clearly cared about your health and well-being, which is a blessing. And, better yet, it’s actually possible to eat foods that are bursting with sweetness and flavor that are also very good for your health!
We’ve been providing the best chefs in the country with microgreens for over 25 years. We believe that we were one of the first farms to grow them though our partnership with Chef Charlie Trotter. Our selection of microgreens includes sea spears, celery, sunflower, and even herbs such as basil and cilantro. These plants are not only delicious, but the world is discovering that they also have great nutritional content.
The beet has fallen a long way since ancient times where it was said to grow in the famed gardens of Babylon and the mythological Greek goddess Aphrodite consumed them to enhance her appeal.
Beets are no longer venerated like they once were but considering their nutritional value, deep flavor and versatility, it's time to reconsider the value and virtue of the poor beet, a vegetable that has become as reviled as the playground scapegoat.