To many chefs, Farmer Lee Jones embodies The Chef's Garden. Perpetually clad in his trademark overalls and a red bowtie, it is not uncommon to see Farmer Jones at the culinary industry's top shows and events. As the direct connection to the chef, Farmer Jones leads the passionate team members at The Chef's Garden to continually excel beyond their own high standards in quality and service, in order to deliver the finest quality vegetables direct from Earth to Table® to the world's greatest culinarians.
Farmer Jones is much in demand as a speaker and expert on sustainable agriculture and its influence on the culinary industry.
Farmer Jones has been featured in numerous national publications, including Bon Appétit, Cooking Light, Gourmet, Food & Wine, Newsweek, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Inc. Magazine and The Washington Post. The farm has been featured on "The Martha Stewart Show," Food Network's "Roker on the Road," "CNN Business Unusual," and ABC World News. Farmer Jones was also the first farmer ever to judge the popular Food Network TV program "Iron Chef America."
Farmer Jones travels nationwide, speaking about sustainability at seminars and culinary events like The International Chefs Congress and The James Beard Foundation Awards. In addition, he frequently participates in panel discussions as an agricultural expert, including The Women Chefs and Restaurateurs National Conference in 2007 and Chef Raymond Blanc's American Food Revolution in Oxford, England in 2004. He currently sits on the board of Chef Magazine.
Farmer Jones lives with his wife, Mary and their golden retriever, Thyme. Their son, Aaron attends culinary school in Park City, Utah.