Ingredients + Sourcing

We’re obsessed with seeking out the very best ingredients. To an extent you might find annoying, if you had to listen to us talk about it every day. When treated right, fantastic ingredients become fantastic food. And more often than not, the most delicious ingredients are the most nutritious and the most responsibly produced ones, too.

Each and every ingredient on our menu is among the best of its kind for a different reason. (We try not to compare apples to oranges, so to speak.) That said, a handful of principles guide our sourcing decisions.

Our Sourcing Philosophy

We take serious pride in selecting every ingredient that goes into ipsa dishes. In addition to taste, here are the factors we consider when making sourcing decisions (all of which happen to start with ‘P’).

PEOPLE

We prioritize partnering with small farmers and independent purveyors who take the same pride in their work that we do in ours. We respect the craft that goes into food made by hand and the hustle that goes into running a small business.

PLACE

Local matters, but so does locale–when selecting ingredients we consider not only what’s in season in our region but also where else to find the best versions of a particular ingredient.

PRACTICES

Organic whenever possible–and practical. That ends up being most of the time in our case, but our approach is more holistic than just conventional vs organic. We consider the impact of farming practices on the land, animals, and people involved...including our customers.

PASTURE

We’re committed to sourcing meat & dairy products raised responsibly, because it’s the right thing to do–and more delicious. All of our meat and most of the dairy we buy is raised by farmers who practice humane and sustainable methods. Pastured meat tastes better because the animals are raised in their element, where they’re able to express their natural tendencies and eat a diet that allows them to thrive. 

We're proud to work with these purveyors

Produce

Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative
Locust Grove Farm
Pine View Organics
Norwich Meadows Farm
Green Lane Organics
Lani's Farm
Coyote Run Organics
White Swan Acres
Locust Ridge Farm
Chestnut Ridge Organics

Meat + Dairy

Kookaburra Farm
Q Farms
Fishkill Farms
Smoking Goose 
Organic Valley
Narragansett Creamery

Pantry

Burlap & Barrel
Daphnis & Chloe
She Wolf Bakery
Rancho Gordo Beans
Red Boat Fish Sauce
Sfoglini Pasta
Frontier Co-op
Small Valley Milling
Napa Valley Naturals
Moulin Mahjoub
Carmelina Organic
New York Shuk