What does Farm to Table really mean and why is it so important? Farm-to-table sprouted back in the 1970s after the processed food trends of the 60s left Americans seeking more taste and flavor from food. The Farm to Table movement’s principles are rooted in how food is grown with importance on food security, self-sufficiency,… Read More »
What does Farm to Table really mean and why is it so important?
Farm-to-table sprouted back in the 1970s after the processed food trends of the 60s left Americans seeking more taste and flavor from food.
The Farm to Table movement’s principles are rooted in how food is grown with importance on food security, self-sufficiency, and preserving land for future generations. We understand and share these same core beliefs and offer farm-to-table direct from the source. You can’t get any fresher than from us, as we are living it every day sustainably farming 800 acres of land nearly year-round with the help of our high tunnels and greenhouses.
As a direct-to-consumer grower, we are a main food hub for our community and beyond, helping to make fresh fruits and vegetables more accessible. We sell our produce locally in our farm store and farm stands, in our weekly customizable boxes of produce as part of our CSA program (Community Supported Agriculture), and at our participating farmers’ markets. Selling locally reduces the impact on the environment of transporting food long distances. Eating locally helps communities rely on local food sources rather than other parts of the world. This benefits the neighborhood by bolstering the local economy through jobs and healthy food. Our sustainable growing methods ensure that we grow nutritionally dense food while improving the soil for future generations embracing the farm to table mindset 100%.
Farm to Table on Your Plate
There are many opportunities to enjoy farm-to-table with us from a visit to our Pick Your Own fields, a trip to our farmhouse district food trucks, or to our market for some homemade products. Picking your own produce and then preparing a meal at home with your family is so rewarding and fun. Sampling something delicious and different at our food trucks expands your taste and palate, especially our Elote Roasted Corn. Our farm kitchen cooks use our highest quality, farm-to-table ingredients to prepare farm fresh foods like our homemade quiche, soups, or dips. One taste and you will want to come back for more and more!
Another way to enjoy farm-to-table freshness is by ordering our infamous farm-to-table holiday meals or delicious sides. This season our Chefs have especially crafted a seasonal menu using our homegrown ingredients in our Thanksgiving and Holiday meals, and farm-to-table breakfasts and brunches. We make it convenient to eat farm fresh pre-order guide on our website for local turkeys, farm-to-table sides, freshly baked pies and recipe ideas. Memorable holiday meals begin with healthy food and our production team has been busy cultivating produce in our high tunnels and greenhouses to ensure freshly picked vegetables for the upcoming holiday season.
A Farm Fresh Thanksgiving
Our farm-to-table Thanksgiving sides consist of mashed potatoes, mashed sweet potatoes, green beans Almondine, Italian herbs and sausage stuffing, honey baby carrots, Brussel sprouts, apple & cranberry sauce, French onion soup, butternut squash soup. We offer fresh or frozen locally-raised, uncooked turkeys in two size ranges: 13-16 lb. or 16-20 lb. Choose from a wide selection of delicious, freshly baked fruit pies, chocolate cream, pecan, and lemon meringue. We also offer traditional favorites like apple and pumpkin pies. Shop with us to enjoy local, farm-fresh produce! Right here on our farm, we grow many items that are part of a traditional Thanksgiving meal including potatoes, onions, winter squash varieties, turnips, Brussels sprouts, carrots, broccoli, apples, pumpkins, and much more! Visit our Alstede Fresh homegrown page to see what we are currently offering.