Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaJill Biden remembers her father, celebrates President Biden on Father's Day Michelle Obama shares Father's Day tribute: 'Our daughters couldn't have asked for a better role model' Jill Biden, Kate Middleton to meet this week MORE is thanking Jill BidenJill BidenBiden, Harris send well wishes for Father's Day Jill Biden remembers her father, celebrates President Biden on Father's Day Bidens announce death of their German shepherd, Champ MORE for a "delicious surprise" — a basket filled with veggies from the White House garden that she helped plant as first lady in 2009.

Obama expressed gratitude to the new first lady in a Tuesday Instagram message, posting a photo of the leafy green-stuffed care package that she described as "beautiful."

Obama broke ground on the vegetable garden on the White House's South Lawn nearly 12 years ago as part of her initiative on childhood healthy eating. The then-first lady was reportedly "committed" to preserving the garden. She penned a book in 2011 about the effort, called "American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America."

The outdoor space, officially called the White House kitchen garden, was the site of Melania Trump's first event at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. as first lady back in 2017.