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Farm to Table: What Does That Really Mean?

According to Wikipedia, “Farm to table (or farm to fork) refers to a movement concerned with producing food locally and delivering that food to local consumers. Linked to the local food movement, the movement is promoted by some in the agriculture, food service, and restaurant communities. It may also be associated with organic farming initiatives, sustainable agriculture, and community-supported agriculture.” Let’s say you get a voucher for a 10% off offer for summer and book a hotel in the countryside. Wouldn’t you want to take advantage of the abundance of fresh, local produce & meats instead of stuff that has been shipped for thousands of miles and/or frozen? But farm to table is a way of life in San Rafael, especially for many of the area’s estancias and vineyard properties such as Algodon Wine Estates. “The menu of our San Rafael restaurant, Chez Gaston at Algodon Wine Estates, only serves food that is produced either right here on our estate, or on a neighboring farm” says Scott Mathis, Chairman & Founder of Algodon… Read More