Evan Chender

Credit: Andrew Lee

Owner, The Culinary Gardener

Maker: Other Maker

Evan was a chef before he became a farmer. He started The Culinary Gardener in 2013 and currently has acre in production 10 miles north of downtown Asheville. He and his team grow an extensive variety of vegetables, herbs and edible flowers year round and market exclusively to restaurants in Asheville and Atlanta, GA. With a focus on soil health, variety selection, and meticulous harvest and processing techniques, Evan and his team take pride in producing crops of the highest quality.


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