3 Important Things to Learn From a Farm to Table Restaurant
There is so much to learn in our farm tours, but we wanted to have a place where people can learn more about agriculture and sustainability online as well. Today we wanted to start off with the basics: the 3 main things we try to teach everyone who sets foot on our farm. So let's get started!
1. What "agriculture" means to us
Agriculture has the word "culture" in it. Culture is lifestyle, like how local people take off their shoes before entering the house. There's lots of different lifestyles. There's one lifestyle that very few actually choose to live and it's called growing food for other people; agriculture. To us, agriculture is more than a science, it is our culture. Technology is advancing very rapidly but it is still important to us to maintain that human element in agriculture and nurture that connection we have with the land.
2. Where food really comes from
At our farm, we show the process from start to finish. It takes a lot more time and effort than you'd expect to grow the food we eat every day.
3. Why we love "ugly produce"
If you only saw fruits and vegetables in grocery stores, you'd think that they were all symmetrical and practically blemish-free. The same way that if the only people you saw were models in fashion magazines! In reality, produce comes in all types of unique shapes and colorations when they are grown on the farm. The trouble is, the grocery stores only want the "pretty produce" because as consumers, we shop with our eyes. This means that a lot of perfectly good food gets wasted because it doesn't "look the part."