HURON Ohio - When a chef or restaurant is ready
to place a produce order, they typically pickup the phone
and call their area foodservice rep or local farm to find
out what is available. Not anymore. The Chef's Garden
located in rural Huron, Ohio recently invited the folks
from LXR Resorts to visit the farm via live video stream-direct
into the kitchens, bringing farm to chef!
an opportunity for each chef to see product harvested fresh
from the field that very morning, learn about seasonal availability,
and ask the growers themselves questions in real time.
Chef's Garden grows specialty vegetables and herbs
for the world's best chefs and restaurants and they pride
themselves in their personal relationships with their customers.
"When a customer can't make it
out to our farm for a tour with me, I feel like we are missing
the opportunity to really help them understand the way we
grow things here...slowly and gently, in full accord with
nature," says Farmer Lee Jones.
"I want to do everything in my power to be as forward
thinking as possible. We're just a little family farm, using
age-old growing practices but embracing new-age technology."
To view a gallery of photos from the video event, click