The Chef's Garden

American Made Since 1983

Farmer Jones

Huron, Ohio
Our family farm grows vegetables of exceptional quality using sustainable practices and delivers them to the most discerning chefs in the world.

Tell us about your business.

In the 1980s, after a significant loss of crops following a severe hailstorm threatened their survival in agriculture, Lee Jones met a chef who was interested in purchasing squash blossoms. As they rebuilt, the family made a decision to focus on the needs of chefs. Conventional farming that emphasized high yield over flavor was out and growing responsibly for quality, instead of quantity, was the Jones family's new direction. A world of micro greens, micro herbs, heirloom vegetables, specialty lettuces and edible flowers blossomed at the farm. While farming at The Chef's Garden applies methods employed by our great grandfathers, innovation and new product development help us remain the leading grower of artisanal produce in the nation. We believe our success comes from a doggedness to survive in agriculture, our commitment to delivering the best-tasting and freshest products direct from Earth to Table® and our willingness to listen to chefs' needs.

What makes your business stand out?

The Chef and Farmer Concept® – Our relentless dedication to delivering what a chef needs means that we will grow virtually anything they ask us to. Plus, we're always exploring new sizes, colors, textures and flavors. Delivering Direct from the Farm – We hand-harvest, pick-to-order daily and ship overnight to guarantee the freshest, most flavorful produce available. Sustainable Agricultural Practices – We are committed to growing methods that are environmentally friendly, socially responsible and economically viable. Food Safety – Our proactive food safety program tracks a product from seed to shipping, ensuring our products are grown, cleaned and packed to the highest safety standards. Superior Products – Most importantly, the efforts of The Chef's Garden farm team result in providing our customers with the most flavorful, nutritious and broadest assortment of specialty and heirloom vegetables, herbs, micro greens and edible flowers available.

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    Aug. 31, 2015

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    Oct. 19, 2015

    Final day to cast your vote for your favorite makers.

    Oct. 23, 2015

    2015 Editors' Award Winners and Audience Choice Winner announced.

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