Cream of wheatgrass 

What do Michael Andrew, Jim Philips, Rob Thomas and the Backstreet Boys have in common? They're all wheatgrass fanatics, thanks to Frank Drelich.

For the past five years, former landscaper, haircutter, Escoffier-trained chef and musician Drelich has raised the "juiceable" crop at his organic farm in East Orlando near Chuluota. He uses pure Nova Scotia kelp as fertilizer and ozone-treated water on his 9,000 square feet of crop. He's a fervent advocate of the healing powers of wheatgrass, claiming that people have been cured of a wide variety of ailments -- and that some even like the taste (me, for instance). You'll find his emerald elixir at Whole Foods, Extreme Juice and some Planet Smoothies. Visit the Drelich Nursery website to order by the pound or in grow-kits (, or call 407-568-3545 and arrange a visit. Don't knock it till you try it.

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