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Best Reason to Eat Your Veggies Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach 2009 - Darrin and Jodi Swank of Swank Farms

Darrin and Jodi Swank of Swank Farms

Darrin and Jodi Swank of Swank Farms

14311 N. Road

Loxahatchee, FL 33470

561-202-5648

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Darrin and Jodi Swank
have been doing for vegetables what Isaac Mizrahi did for high fashion when he partnered with Target: making great taste accessible to us all. This young couple, who decided to become farmers practically on a whim, produce hydroponic greens and vegetables on their Loxahatchee farm almost single-handedly — gorgeous produce that's earned the loyalty of South Florida's most esteemed chefs. Who showcases Swank produce on gold-rimmed porcelain? Zach Bell at Cafe Boulud, Darryl Moiles of the Four Seasons Palm Beach, Leonardo Cuomo of Buonasera, and Patrick Broadhead at Max's Grille, just for beginners. But there's good news for home cooks too: From fall to spring, the Swanks haul in their swanky veggies and set up at the West Palm Beach GreenMarket. No salad should ever be Swank-free: Try curling, bright green pea shoots, tender mache, mixed baby greens still attached to their little roots (so they last forever in the fridge), multicolored sweet peppers, super-scrumptious eggplants, and edible nasturtiums or marigold. Beginning this year, the Swanks are offering produce boxes by subscription to a limited number of vege-files. Call them to sign up.

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Roberta
Roberta

Thank you for writing about this amazing produce. I was looking for local greens and found these two growers, and I now am one of the lucky few! It is an article such as this that helped me to find them.

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