❖ Partner Farmer - Screamin' Ridge Farm ❖
Is Joe Buley a Chef/Farmer or a Farmer/Chef? At the end of the day, it doesn’t really matter as Joe approaches both sides of his passion for food and mealtime with equal care, craft, and attention.
Joe and his family work and live at Screamin’ Ridge Farm in the hills just north of Vermont’s beautiful capital city of Montpelier. Out of three big double-walled greenhouses and a few acres of tillable soil they grow pristine organic vegetables year-round. They also produce a growing selection of flavorfully crafted lightly prepared foods, like soups, pesto, salsa, and tomato sauce.
Cooking at his grandmother’s knee in her Vermont kitchen formed an early appreciation for simple, nourishing food cooked with fresh ingredients from their neighbors. This turned into a passion and led to years in Paris as the only American at a prestigious french cooking school. French food culture - the appreciation, enjoyment, and importance of mealtimes - made an impact and over the next 20 years Joe brought that experience to the kitchen and management of high end restaurants from Brooklyn to San Francisco before returning to Vermont and purchasing the land he now farms. Wanting to share his knowledge with up-and-coming chefs he joined staff at the New England Culinary Institute.
Now with over 8 years of sustainable farming under his belt, Joe has come full circle and realized his ambition that started in his grandmother’s kitchen: to grow pristine ingredients and then turn them into great tasting foods. By including the produce of neighboring small-scale organic farms, his work represents a viable, sustainable model promoting business diversity, local community, and the local economy.
So… Chef/Farmer or Farmer/Chef? Just taste the food. Take the bite and you’ll forget we ever asked…
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