Tag Archives: Farmer Lee Jones

dinner plans this saturday? keep reading and you might.

If you have not yet taken advantage of one of the Earth to Table dinners held each month at the Culinary Vegetable Institute, which is on the beautiful grounds of farmer Lee Jones’ Chef’s Garden, then you are truly missing out. Each unique dinner is created by a team of chefs that come in from […]

q&a with farmer lee jones (part 2)

My apologies for the lengthy delay in the second half of the q&a with farmer Lee Jones. Just like he did in the first half of the interview, Lee truly shares a lot of insight with us, including the story behind his trademarked outfit (did you know he never weans anything else – ever, regardless […]

q&a with farmer lee jones (part 1)

Farmer Lee Jones has a lot to say. And I can certainly appreciate anyone who has the gift of gab. I asked him a handful of questions and I got a whole lot in return. It’s all good stuff and therefore don’t want to cut anything, so I’m going to share this latest Q&A as […]

food & wine benefit for veggie u

I think my head has been in the clouds. How can I call myself a foodie and daily profess my love of food to you and yet not be fully aware of The Chef’s Garden and The Culinary Vegetable Institute? Sure, I’ve heard of this place near Sandusky and knew bits and pieces through various […]

8th annual food & wine celebration to benefit veggie u (plus your chance to go)

Remember February? I know, I know – the month of February is the last thing Clevelanders want to think about in summer. But I remember this past February well. And so do a bunch of local 4th graders along with their teachers. And I’m sure there’s that one lucky reader who is still grinning from ear […]

preview: cleveland international film fest

Over the years I’d see a movie here or there, but didn’t really get into the film fest and develop a strong appreciation for it until good friends of ours, Kevin and Kate, showed us a new side of the Cleveland International Film Festival. (this mighty duo is also responsible for the trailer.) The film […]

the culinary vegetable institute

Thanks to farmer Lee Jones and his wife, Mary, we had the opportunity last weekend to attend one of the dinners at the Culinary Vegetable Institute (CVI). It was the Trinchero Family Estates wine dinner. I was somewhat familiar with CVI and The Chef’s Garden, both from local chefs and various articles I’ve read, but have never been. […]