Cookbooks are forever...
Keeper stories coming soon...
Teaser: Flying farmer Richard Jensen is this generation's
Louis Bromfield, also an Ohioan...
Flying J. Farm
Organic Farming Authority
Owns Show Farm
His first favorite...
Farmer John's Cookbook
The Real Dirt on Vegetables
by John Peterson
Gibbs Smith Publishers
A close second fave:
The Pleasures of Slow Food
Celebrating Authentic Traditions, Flavors, and Recipes
by Corby Kummer
Photographs by Susia Cushner
Conservationist Jensen farms with Massey Ferguson.
Conservationist Bromfield terraced with a Farmall.
Richard Jensen farms 250 Ohio countryside acres.
Louis Bromfield's Malabar has 914 Ohio countryside acres.
Ohio's Flying Farmer, Richard Jensen,
Delivers organic to Columbus Restaurants
11 April 2008
Richard Jensen spent 22 years as an OSU professor in Aviation Psychology, When asked this date if he missed the aviation turmoil rattling off front pages around the world, his answer was something rather negative. Frontier Airlines in bankruptcy today. Skybus, Columbus based, is history. Five commercial airlines quit this month of April. So be it. Jensen is at peace with his world in a most engaging place and pursuit. He's a commercial farmer of organic produce and beef serving Central Ohio restaurants and selling at farm markets in Clintonville and Westeville.
But his business future may be serving the finer restaurants. Two to date get his meat deliveries: La Tavola and Westerville's Uptown Market Bistro, both highly acclaimed in legit reviews.
For an update on what a working farm produces, this memo from Jensen: "This week we transplanted a lot of stuff including broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, kale, arugula, Bibb lettuce, romain lettuce and more than I can think of here....well, snow peas, shelling peas and radishes."
Jensen's rural creation could be called the Model Farm. Ten years ago following OSU retirement, he created a farm model - no spreading mechanical acreage - to plant, cultivate, eat and sell the food basics that sustain life. He has 250 acres about 40 miles northeast of Columbus. One hundred acres are wooded, a source for his maple syrup.
For the real introduction to an Ohio gem:
To talk to the source: 740-967-4030.