If you know me, you know that I focus on creating meals out of the best ingredients available. That means sourcing produce that’s organic, seasonal, and local as much as possible. It’s important to understand that these aren’t just labels. These foods are actually grown the way Mother Nature intended. In return, you yield dishes that are:
• More vibrant
Since I'm a fan of organic farming and everything it stands for, when Mark needed helpers to pull plastic on his high tunnels earlier this season, (a job much more easily accomplished with many hands) I was quick to volunteer my time. Many crops are grown in high tunnels to extend the growing season and improve yield and quality. If you want to learn more, check out this video which shows what the process is like.
Now that the farmers market season is here, I've been placing orders for Nuneviller Farms fruits and veggies each week. Mark is kind enough to bring his bounty to the Downingtown Farmers Market, which is my pick-up point—and another great location for high-quality ingredients. That means my personal chef clients will have the freshest possible produce in town.
If you’re heading to your neighborhood farm or farmers market, here’s a short list of my seasonal favorites:
Spring-Summer Produce Guide
Spicy Lettuce Mix
What’s your favorite farm-fresh find? Let us know in the comments below. Better yet, snap a pic and post it on our Facebook page with the hashtag #friendofafarmer.