Farm-to-table is a movement that diminishes the distance from soil to plate. Farm-to-table not only values the taste and quality of ingredients but the personal connections and sustainability of the farms and growers as well. We’ve got 3 tips on how to put the farm-to-table movement into practice right into your own dining room!
3 Tips on How You Can Bring the Farm-to-Fork Mentality to Your Dining Room
- Grow Your Own Food
The most obvious step to eliminating the farm-to-plate gap- though not particularly easy – is to grow your own food! It doesn’t get more personal and fresh than growing your own vegetables!
Interested in growing your own food? Check out our post on growing a windowsill garden to get started!
- Seasons Eatings!
We live in a day and age now where we can be in the middle of a Canadian winter but still have fresh oranges. When you eat in season, you open yourself up to. Trust us, fresh veggies and fruit will have better color, texture, and taste when you buy in season – and because it doesn’t have to be preserved for thousands of kilometers of shipping!
- Eat Global, Shop Local!
One of the easiest ways to be part of the farm-to-table movement is to simply buy local! Many people think this means that their options are limited but in fact, farm-to-table offerings include any type of whole food imaginable, just as long as it is in season. This not only means fresh fruit and vegetables, but also meat, cheese and other dairy products, nuts and even baked items that feature seasonal local ingredients. Don’t fret, you can still eat and taste global flavours while shopping locally
How Chefs Plate helps you join the movement
Want to ease into the farm-to-fork philosophy slowly? We know that not all tips are easy (or even doable) for everyone which is why we want to help you by doing the hard work. We find it an integral part of Chefs Plate to build the relationships with Canadian farmers and growers, while using fresh regional or Canadian ingredients on a menu that changes weekly to fit with the seasons. This means shorter travel distances between the farms to your dinner table and more nutritious ingredients.
New to Chefs Plate and want to join us in our farm-to-table journey and cook with nutritious, seasonal ingredients? We’d love to gift you 2 FREE plates to join us!