Bejo Seeds Inc. held its first ever Virtual Open House on September 1, 2020. The virtual event gathered commercial growers, farm market growers, industry professionals and many more to the one day webinar that featured 13 different crop groups brought to you by Chelsey Lenczyk (Bejo Seeds Sales and Product Development for Packet and Catalog Trade) and Jan van der Heide ( Regional Market Manager for the Northeast U.S.). In addition to the crop videos, Q&A sessions were held and featured a sales representative from each region of the U.S. 

Bejo is driven to provide sustainable cultivation methods and crops that deliver reliable yields and nutritious, healthy end products, so it wasn't a surprise that the end product needed to be tasted. For food enthusiasts, Karen Miltner prepared Bejo's favorite outdoor cooking recipes featuring purple sprouting broccoli, chinese cabbage, and carrots. Karen Miltner has been Bejo Seeds culinary consultant since 2009. She is a former food writer and newspaper reporter for Gannett whose career now caters to her other passion: bicycle touring. She is married to Bejo Seeds’ Geneva facility manager Dennis Ferlito. 

Click on the YouTube video below to watch the full length tour of all crop segments or scroll below to click on the time stamp for each crop group. For questions about the varieties featured in the virtual tour please contact 

We hope to see you next year! 

“This is another great example of how we can practice physical distancing while maintaining social connections,”

Chelsey Lenczyk, Sales and Product Development for Bejo Seeds Inc.

To view a specific crop segment, please click on the time stamp below. 

5:40 Carrot Hot Recipe

9:40 Beets

12:40  Gherkin & Cucumbers

17:45 Zucchini

18:50 Peppers

22:00 Tomatoes

23:15 Cabbage - Early & Summer

25:30 Cabbage - White & Fresh Market

27:50 Cabbage - Industry Types

31:05 Kale

33:53 Purple Sprouting Broccoli

35:05 Green Broccoli

36:30 Green & Purple Sprouting Broccoli Bruschetta Recipe

41:43 Onions

49:45 Leeks

53:00 Shallots

56:45 Diverse Crops - Kohlrabi, Parsley, Cilantro

59:05 Organics

1:00:45 Smoked Paprika Chinese Cabbage Wedge Recipe