Out of the Box: Chef Adam Stephens Buys This Southern Delicacy in Bulk

Feature in Garden and Gun written by Gabriela Gomez-Misserian

When Adam Stephens, executive chef of the Hope Farm in Fairhope, Alabama, was growing up in Central Florida, food shopping meant snacking on a Styrofoam cup full of Cajun boiled peanuts. “When I was six or seven, there was a farm stand we’d pass on our way home from school. My dad would shop for produce for dinner, and I would eat a bowl of peanuts,” recalls Stephens … , … who carries his father’s love of local food into his menus at the Hope Farm, with the help of sustainable ingredients grown on site. “It was my dad’s idea of occupying me and my sister while he shopped. It kept us entertained and turned into an addiction.”

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