Forager Finds: Tiny Treasures

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Often times while visiting the OHM Collection properties, it may seem strange to see off-season produce like strawberries in the winter or sweet potatoes in the spring. The truth is, along with our farm-to-table vision, we also pride ourselves on our delivery of elements of luxury and world class hospitality.

Not all of our guests visit our properties for the food (as much as we chefs like to tell ourselves that). Some guests come to us for the pristine beach in the spring and summer, some come to experience our Five-Star destination spa. Perhaps some guests might be joining us to experience the multitude of education opportunities available, from cooking classes to wine seminars, art tours and more. All of our guests have the opportunity to customize their experience, and we are happy to cater to their individual wishes.

…fresh, local and super tiny.

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o, when requests arise for off-season produce, we do our best to work with reputable suppliers of the highest quality fruits and vegetables. Often we continue to work with local farmers who grow in greenhouses throughout the late fall and early winter months. This allows us to get our hands on ultra-fresh lettuce, herbs, greens and even local tomatoes in the cooler months.

These greenhouse farmers are the same farmers that we look to in the early spring months. Before the produce begins growing in the fields, we’re sure to find all kinds of small and delicious greens and vegetables – think baby radishes from Upper Pond Farm and tomatoes from S&P Gardiner well before the weather is truly warm again.

Visit your local Winter Farmers Market in the first weeks of March all the way through April. Before the summer markets kick into to high gear, get your hands on early produce when it’s fresh, local and super tiny

– Your Friendly Neighborhood Food Forager