Farmers Mindy Blodgett and Juston Enos didn’t set out to become restaurant suppliers.
But they turned their Yountville, California backyard hobby garden into a thriving produce business, with rare and heirloom varieties that found their way into some of the top professional kitchens in the Wine Country and San Francisco.
The food, in the best possible sense, tastes like home.
Blodgett and Enos defy Wine Country farmer stereotypes. They don’t grow grapes or have family roots in the region. They’re not refugees from medicine, law, Hollywood or, more recently, tech. They’re transplants from the Central Valley—where farms are measured in hundreds of acres. They joke that the folks back home in Escalon, near Stockton, think they’re NorCal hippies now and that two acres hardly qualifies for farm status in their minds. The husband-and-wife growers are down-to-earth, humble, hard-working souls.