Food Industry

Closer Look: Behind the Scenes at Chef Niven Patel's Farm

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Chef Niven Patel admires his freshly picked purple yam.
A wide grin spreads over Niven Patel's black-bearded face as he emerges from his gray stucco house in Homestead and strides into the backyard he's slowly converting into a farm. Nearly every plant in his backyard has some purpose, edible or otherwise, and will soon be on the menu at his forthcoming Downtown Dadeland restaurant, Ghee. Take a look behind the scenes at Chef Patel's backyard farm and inside the kitchen.

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