Our Sourcing Practices


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Our Sourcing Practices


Our cafe serves the kind of food we like to eat: big flavors, fresh ingredients, and simple yet creative preparation. The menu is built on what we grow on the farm and craft in the kitchen. We hope you'll enjoy this truly farm-to-table experience.

The FARM

Our cafe menu focuses on the food we grow right here on our one acre urban farm. We grow both in the soil and hydroponically, and pride ourselves on our ecologically responsible growing practices. We never use chemical pesticides on our farm. We’ve organized our planting and harvest schedules to supply the needs of the cafe, but the impacts of weather, pests, and disease are an everyday reality when you farm without chemicals. Our menu is subject to changes and shortages. We hope you’ll see this not as a shortcoming, but as part of the beautiful and complicated reality of participating in local, sustainable agriculture.

the kitchen

We produce a wide range of traditional foods in our kitchen. We bake bread, make cheese, and ferment anything we can get our hands on, from veggies to beverages to vinegars and more. We prefer to do things the old fashioned way, so our food takes a lot of time, love, and muscle. Everything you’re eating in the cafe is made from scratch, including the salad dressings and condiments. We even cure the bacon ourselves. We hope you enjoy eating it as much as we enjoy making it.

Our Sourcing

For the ingredients we don't grow on the farm, we choose with care. All meat is pastured and raised on local farms. All seafood is wild-caught in Florida. All dairy is certified organic or Florida pastured. Some of our pantry basics are certified organic, but many, such as salt, pepper, and most spices, are conventional. When we buy additional vegetables, we go by the following criteria in the following order:

  1. Grown by local producers we know and trust, using sustainable practices

  2. Grown in Florida using sustainable practices

  3. Grown in Florida using conventional practices

  4. Grown in the USA, certified organic

FEATURED PRODUCERS

The following is a list of specific ingredients and the local folks that produce them. If it’s on the list, it means we source that item exclusively from the producer listed.

Pork South Florida Heritage Farm, Okeechobee

Chicken Seely's Ark, Ocala

Honey Hani Honey Co, Martin County

Jam A Garden’s Glory, Martin County

Shrimp Wood’s Fisheries, Key West