Why Farm to Table is Important
Posted on May 27, 2017
We’ve all heard the terms “farm to table” and "farm to fork" thrown around quite a lot the last decade or so. A food fad that’s taken America by storm, the idea of fresh food from your backyard is something we think should be much more than just a trend in dining. We don’t think farm to table should be something you find once in a blue moon… we think it should be a way of life. At Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen, the idea of farm to table freshness is important enough that one of our core values is to provide diners with locally sourced ingredients. Did you know that farm-fresh, local produce is healthier for you to consume since the fruits and vegetables actually have time to fully ripen on the vine? When fruits and veggies have been transported thousands of miles (and exposed to heat and light), they’ve been harvested earlier than they should be in order to prevent spoiling in transit. When picked too early, they don’t get to continue developing their essential full spectrum of vitamins and minerals. They’ve also likely been treated with chemicals to extend their shelf life and may even have been frozen on their way to your plate. When all this happens, you lose the essential nutrients your body needs. Farm fresh produce equals premium fuel for your body. That’s why it’s so important to us. The nutrients in fresh, just-plucked-off-the-land fruits and vegetables are rich and filled with Vitamins B, C, and other essentials our bodies require like healthy fat and enzymes. Fresh vegetables and fruits also help us retain proper hydration. It’s not just your health that benefits from local sourcing. Fresh local ingredients also support the local economy and boost jobs in your neighborhood by circulating more capital close to home. We love that the farm to table movement encourages people to be mindful about what they’re consuming. This closer link between farmers and consumers via restaurants brings communities closer together, encouraging healthier choices and lifestyles.