For decades, the Chef’s Garden, a 350-acre farm in Huron, Ohio, has been a source of first-rate produce for restaurants across the country. Now the hundreds of items it cultivates are available for home delivery. What makes the offerings so compelling to the discerning cook is not just the dazzling seasonal variety — including sultry purple asparagus, glossy little squashes and bundles of frilly braising greens — but its utter freshness. And when it comes to some items like lettuces, just-picked freshness makes a huge difference. The vegetables look and taste better and even last longer in your fridge. There are assorted produce boxes containing the farm’s choices starting at $59, or you can assemble your own item by item.
The Chef’s Garden, chefs-garden.com.