Joel Miller may be best known as the chef at Oxford’s Ravine restaurant. However, recently Miller has stepped out of the kitchen to teach some lucky kids where food comes from at Ravine’s first Farm Camp.
Chef Joel teaches children about the importance of locally grown foods. He explains that the benefits include higher nutritive value and a positive impact on the local economy. Miller also preaches the importance of some other eco-friendly practices such as composting and beekeeping.
Miller can be seen pulling purple potatoes from the ground and leading campers through local farms like Yokna Bottoms Farms, showing them how fruit and vegetables grow. He fixes snacks for campers using the freshly picked produce. Some are a hit like purple potato chips and others like the beet-and-honey smoothies don’t go over so well.