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Chef Jason Michael Thomas of Urban AG Indy foraged a few special items just for us! He joined us Monday in the “Life.Style.Live!” kitchen as he demonstrated how to blister ramps (wild leeks) in a sauté pan. Thomas also discussed how to forage for them and how to harvest them in the wild.

He also featured some Viking Lamb Chops smoked by Smoking Goose and served them with the blistered ramps and a demi-glace sauce. 

Watch the videos above and below for his full recipes.

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This dish will have you saying, “I can’t believe it’s not mashed potatoes!”

Jason Michael Thomas of Urban AG Indy joined us today with a super-healthy keto-friendly alternative to mashed potatoes made with white pumpkin puree!

He also made seasoned pumpkin seeds which he says are a delicious snack or crunchy topping for dishes.

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It’s almost November, but you may still have some leftover tomatoes from the summer! Jason Michael Thomas, chef and owner of Urban Awareness Gardens, has two recipes to put them to great use. Today he made Heirloom Tomato Jam and Heirloom Tomato Bisque.

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Slide into the week with this mouthwatering Pulled Pork Focaccia sliders recipe from Jason Michael Thomas of Urban Awareness Garden! He made them using Becker Farms local pasture-raised pork and his handmade focaccia bread. Watch the videos above and below to see how he did it.

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There’s only about a month left until Thanksgiving, and many people know how to assemble a pie and stick it in the oven, Jason Michael Thomas of Urban AG Indy joined us today to show how you can take your baking up a notch by making homemade pie fillings with apples and pumpkins from the farmers markets!

Urban Ag Indy has pies and all kinds of Thanksgiving goodies available for pre-order and pickup. This includes Becker Farms Turkeys and Breasts, Bread and Stuffing kits.

Jason Michael Thomas owns Urban Awareness Gardens in the heart of downtown Indianapolis where he elegantly prepares 100 percent locally farmed and foraged dinners in a private setting. He uses his television appearances and social media influence to educate others about the crucial importance of the sustainable food movement and promotes a healthy lifestyle by teaching why we should seek out the most natural and delicious local foods.

Go to to learn more about his mission and book your private dinners and events.