It's been featured in the news and has been popping up on menus across the country, but what is Farm-to-Table? Simply put, it's a social movement started by a few chefs, like Alice Waters, who believe there should be as much focus on where food comes from as how it tastes.
In many ways, Farm-to-Table encourages an awareness around who grows the food we are eating and how it's produced. Beyond supporting sustainable agricultural methods, buying and eating locally produced foods and products can improve local economies, create jobs and increase tax revenue.
Check out the video below to learn more!
- An overview of Farm-to-Table [Wikipedia]
- The 25% Shift: The Benefits of Food Localization for Northeast Ohio & How to Realize Them [PDF]
- An investigation of Farm-to-Table fraud in restaurants [The Tampa Bay Times]
Are you using Farm-to-Table at your restaurant? Let us know how it's working for you in the comments below!