We are proud of the outstanding reputation we have developed over the past thirty years as a company renowned for its noteworthy customer service and the production of exceptional specialty and heirloom vegetables, herbs, microgreens and edible flowers to the world’s most esteemed and innovative chefs and restaurants who turn to us for the highest quality products available anywhere.
There are many reasons for the good reputation we have developed over the past three decades. Read here about a few of the facets unique to The Chef’s Garden that we feel make our products stand apart from other farms.
Residential home cooks orders can be placed on this website 24 hours, 7 days a week. Professional chefs may place orders via this website or through a Product Specialist as needed.
Our minimum order is $150. Orders less than $150 are subject to a handling fee of $12.00 per order.
We ship nationwide. We cannot ship to P.O. Boxes, General Delivery or APO/FPO.
We do not ship to international residential customers at this time. Professional chefs are to contact a Product Specialist for information on international shipments. There are import restrictions for some international locations so not all items may be available.
Our products are perishable and are sent with gel packs via overnight or 2nd Day by the best carrier of our choice. Ground delivery is available for orders within a 2-day delivery zone. Non-perishable items are sent via ground, which takes 2-7 business days for delivery.
Orders need to be placed online by 9 am EST, Monday through Thursday, in order to be processed and have product harvested, packaged and shipped for delivery the following day. Orders placed online Friday thru the weekend will ship on Monday. Orders placed online after 9 am EST will be processed the following day.
For free two day ground shipping a Professional Chef needs to have the their order submitted prior to 6:30 pm on Monday evening for Thursday delivery, and the total order must be over $250.
Once the order has been shipped, you will be notified via email with a tracking number. Click on track package from this email.
Residential home cooks are encouraged to place orders on this website 24 hours, 7 days a week. Professional chefs may place orders via this website or through a Product Specialist as needed.
If you have questions, the best way to get in touch with someone at the farm is to use our contact form. We will respond to your message within the next couple of business days.
Professional chefs may contact their Product Specialist Monday – Friday 7:30 am EST to 7 pm EST, Friday 7:30 am to 6:00 pm EST and Saturday from 7:30 am to 11:30 am (except holidays).
We guarantee that your order will arrive in excellent condition. We do not take returns on perishable items. However, at our sole discretion, we may issue you a credit or resend your order if the product is not in excellent condition. Click here to read more about our return and refund policy. Please keep in mind that we are not responsible for products that spoil if there is not someone to receive your delivery on the date.
No, we do not sell to distributors, nor do we offer our products for resale. The Chef's Garden offers the shipment of products on a Not For Resale basis. Our products are perishable and packaged at the peak of freshness. We cannot guarantee the freshness of products that may be resold after initial purchase and shipment. Please refer to our Terms & Conditions for additional information.
We are a working farm, therefore we are not open to the public. Professional chef visits are available by appointment only. Please contact your Product Specialist.
No, we are not organic – we are a sustainable farm. The sustainable farming methods we employ at The Chef’s Garden negates the need for chemicals and synthetic fertilizers, eliminating the need for harmful additives that find their way into our food. By implementing sustainable agricultural practices at the farm, we replenish our soil with vital, life-giving nutrients, resulting in hand-harvested products packed with extraordinary flavor, optimal nutritional profiles and a long shelf-life.
Read more about our Sustainable Philosophy here.
The Chef’s Garden has approximately 300 acres, with approximately ½ to ¾ of those acres in production and the remaining in cover crops.
Our products are grown both in the field and the greenhouse, depending on the season, product and size, to assure optimal quality and flavor.
A microgreen is a tiny green that is used both as a visual and flavor component. Microgreens are produced from vegetable, herb or other plants. They range in size from 1” – 2” overall, including the stem and leaves.
A petite product is smaller than an ultra. Petite’s are typically 1” – 2” overall, while an Ultra is 3” – 4” overall.
Depending on the product, we package products in various container types and sizes, from small to large, to assure that the product maintains its quality and freshness during shipping.
We do not weigh our containers but fill them completely.
Each variety varies in size and therefore, pieces per container. Typically most petites, ultra, and flowers are by the 50 piece count.
We are located in Northeast Ohio and certain products are seasonally grown for optimal quality and flavor.
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Yes! Farmer Lee Jones always wears his trademark overalls and red bowtie as a symbol of his commitment to sustainable agricultural practices. Ever since the early days of The Chef’s Garden’s creation over thirty years ago, he has remained tirelessly committed to not only ensuring that the family’s three hundred acre farm remains one of the most innovative and pioneering in the world, but to fostering a nuanced conversation with the chefs in our industry who look to the farm to grow vegetables that are as aesthetically pleasing on the plate as they are flavorful to the palate. Read more about Farmer Lee Jones here.
Professional Chefs may contact their Product Specialist by calling 800-289-4644 between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm EST, Monday through Friday.