Trend: Benefits of Eating Local

 Jen & Anne with Kip from Green Edge Farms.  He supplies us with eggs, herbs and mushrooms among other delicious produce.

Jen & Anne with Kip from Green Edge Farms.  He supplies us with eggs, herbs and mushrooms among other delicious produce.

You could hardly say that eating local is a new trend, but it’s what we’re all about here at The Kitchen and it’s a concept that is being widely embraced throughout Columbus. 

So why eat local?  Well the obvious benefits include giving back to the local economy and investing in local farmland and greenspace, thereby supporting and empowering local farmers and businesses.  Giving back to our local food community is dear to our hearts and something we believe our patrons value as much as we do.  But there are even more reasons to eat local… 

Quite simply, eating local just tastes better.  Locally grown crops are picked at their peak and arrive to your plate shortly after.  When crops are harvested seasonally they are full of flavor as opposed to fruits and vegetables that must be picked before they are ripe and are designed to be durable in order to be shipped.  Food shouldn’t be celebrated for its durability, but rather its deliciousness!      

At The Kitchen, we put our money where our mouth is- literally.  Whether it’s our plump mushrooms from Green Edge Gardens, our fresh tortillas from Koki’s Tortillas or our high-quality meats from Bluescreek Farm, we believe in supporting our fellow local businesses, but also helping to ensure that our community is receiving the best possible food, from farm to table.