Farmer Lee Jones and Jonathon Sawyer: Of Iron Chefs, Gardens and Chance Encounters

America’s greatest chefs, the ones most interested in having the purest, most beautiful and best tasting vegetables.  And don’t leave without reading about Veggie U, The Chef’s Garden program to teach elementary school children about the goodness of good vegetables.  Joshua and I could have stood on that street corner forever listening to Farmer Lee, he is both a walking encyclopedia on sustainable agriculture — someone who can talk the principles but, more important, someone who lives them — and an inspiration to all of us who want to eat well and do good in the process.

I have wanted to visit The Chef’s Garden for years and I’m hoping that when I’m finished with the book I’m working on, I will.  And when I do, I’m going to swing by and have a meal at Jonathon Sawyer’s Greenhouse Tavern, the first certified green restaurant in Ohio and a place where the expression farm-to-plate is taken very seriously.  Just ask Farmer Lee.

Dorie Greenspan

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