We grow vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers on our small urban farm just steps away from our cafe, focusing on the kinds of crops that do best in our subtropical climate. We grow both in the soil and in hydroponic systems, and we never use chemical pesticides, fungicides, or herbicides. We prioritize heirloom varieties for their exceptional flavors and remarkable beauty. None of our crops are genetically modified. We are proud of our responsible, ecologically-minded, resource-conservative growing practices, and we invite you to tour our farm and ask us questions.
We produce a wide range of traditional foods in our kitchen, with a focus on the craft of fermentation- transforming food through the magic of beneficial bacteria. 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.
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. When we buy additional vegetables, we go by the following criteria in the following order:
Grown by local producers we know and trust, using sustainable practices
Grown in Florida using sustainable practices
Grown in Florida using conventional practices
Grown in the USA, certified organic
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 Palmetto Creek Farms, Avon Creek
Chicken Seely's Ark, Ocala
Honey Hani Honey Co, Martin County
Shrimp Wood’s Fisheries, Key West