WATCH: Farmer fights to preserve heirloom vegetables regardless of the French laws forbidding them

ALSO TRY: Wild oyster and heirloom tomato salad.

Heirloom vegetables are grown from seeds being preserved and passed down through generations, this French farmer states the importance of open pollination and fine dining chefs are on board with him.

Growing your own vegetables and herbs are a great way to eat cleaner and is a very rewarding task that allows you to indulge in the fruits of your labour (literally). As you grow your own produce you don't have to worry about genetic modifications or harmful pesticides.

READ: All you need to know about growing your own herbs and how to keep them in tip top shape.

ALSO TRY:

Asparagus and chive frittata

This delicious frittata is great for any weekday meal.