The Chef's Garden is a 300-acre family farm in Huron, Ohio, and if the roster of chefs it supplies is any indication, the farm's produce must be pretty impressive. This video from Great Big Story details how one small farm can be so vital to America's culinary scene.
"The Chef's Garden is a small family farm that has the good fortune to work with some of the greatest chefs in the world," farmer Lee Jones says in the video. "In many cases, we're working with plant-growers that are breeding to be able to create new plants — not genetic modification, but genetic selection."
Not only has The Chef's Garden provided produce for luminaries such as Daniel Boulud, Alain Ducasse, and Thomas Keller, it's a nice comeback story. In 1983, when Jones's parents ran the farm, it collapsed as the result of a devastating hail storm. But, that disaster allowed The Chef's Garden to reboot and transform into what it is today.
"We're indebted to those chefs that have given us the privilege and the path to be able to follow our dream of farming," Jones says.