Julia Sherman

Artist/lettuce-aficionado Julia Sherman is the creator of Salad for President, a website and Instagram account featuring inventive salad recipes made with creative types she admires. Intent on bridging the gap between fine art and fresh produce, she created MoMA PS1's popular Salad Garden series (which she later revised for The Getty in LA). With one cookbook under her belt, she's currently at work on her second—a treatise on “experimental” entertaining. She's also developing her own natural, low-alcohol sparkling wine with winemaker Martha Stoumen. Below, Sherman reveals her favorite small farms that take online orders and more.

Friends' Ranch

"I have already ordered three boxes of citrus from the website of this Ojai orchard this winter. It's the best, most unexpected gift for East Coasters, who don't completely understand the pleasures of CA tangerines."

"Xtine" Newsletter

"My friend the tastemaker Christine Muhlke is my personal resource for everything from travel tips to restaurant recommendations, and she recently launched her own newsletter, making her style and impeccable eye available to a discerning public."

"Roast or Fry"

"Breadfruit is a staple in Jamaican cuisine, and the most heated debate comes down to whether you 'roast or fry.' An artist who I featured on Salad for President Simon Benjamin introduced me to this music video."

Miami Fruit

"If you are a lover of exotic fruit, this Instagram account is full of wild edible treasures. I have only ordered from their site once, but I spend a lot of time browsing their selection of tropical fruit, and conjuring the flavor of the fluffy insides of a sprouted coconut."

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds

"Another online resource for unusual produce, this company is run by a single family committed to recouping rare and unusual varieties of fruits and veggies. They also happen to have an Amish-meets-70s polyester fashion going on. They have their own village in Missouri, and until recently, they ran a seed bank in an old bank building in downtown Petaluma. Order their Whole Seed Catalog before you plant next season."

Trees of Antiquity

"I just planted an orchard in our new house in LA with trees from this hippy fruit tree nursery in Paso Robles. They will send you a piece of rootstock (looks like a bare branch), that will grow into an old world heirloom variety of your favorite fruit."