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.
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.
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.
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.
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.