What this means and why it should matter to you?
Farm to table restaurants support local farmers and artisans by using recently harvested products and highlighting the special character of those ingredients or the season of the year.
Both the slow food and farm-to-table movement are two related trends. Basically, by taking the middle-man out of the equation they deemphasize industrialized food systems.
Why this is better for you is because produce for example is picked way before it’s ripe in order to get to the market or distributer without rotting. So the fruits and vegetable we eat are never fully mature and never reach full flavor unless it come from a nearby local farm who can pick when ripened and transport immediately to serve and feed.
The other option of course is to have your own farm and grow your own ingredients.
Why I like and support it…
Besides the obvious keeping money in the local market by supporting local growers…It’s a non-commercial environment where bigger is not better with organically grown produce and herbs, free range chickens and grass fed beef, no hormones, no antibiotics, natural diets which help to maintain nutrients, natural flavors and higher quality standards.
Because it’s mutually beneficial to everyone the farmer, the chef and you and me, the diner : )
In peace, health & with much love,
Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer