Vibrant color, delicate flavor, and flexibility are just a few qualities that chives can add to foods. Chive Ingredients from Van Drunen Farms (VDF) inspire manufacturing professionals to create unique menu items and products. 


Chives belong to the same family as garlic, onions, shallots, and leeks, and offer a mild flavor suitable for a wide variety of foods. They also pair well with other flavors like lemon, tarragon, parsley, vinegar, garlic, soy sauce, ginger, and chili peppers, to name a few. Like garlic and onion, chives also are a healthy ingredient for foods because they add flavor without adding fat, sodium, or a large amount of calories. VDF offers a variety of formats for professionals to incorporate chives into their next exciting product.

VDF's IQF Chives are grown on our own family-owned farms, and processed in our facilities, in Momence, Ill. Much of our Freeze-dried Chive product is also grown and processed in Momence. IQF Chive Ingredients are available in sliced form; Freeze-dried Chive Ingredients are offered in sliced, flake, or powder forms. Each item is offered as organic or conventional.

Sure, everyone loves chives as a garnish, but this herb adds interest to dishes in so many other ways! Appetizers and starters get a boost of flavor and color when you add VDF's Chive ingredients to dips, spreads, deviled eggs, crab cakes and more. But this ingredient doesn't stop at appetizers—use chives in soups and stews, creamy sauces, salads, egg dishes like omelets, and in compound butters to top or stuff steaks, chicken, pork, and fish.

Van Drunen Farms is a family-owned company located in the fertile farmland of the Midwest. VDF manufacturers an extensive line of all-natural, conventional and organic, whole-food fruit, vegetable, and herb ingredients. Customization is a specialty.

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