Over the years, more and more local restaurants have stepped away from major food distributors and towards suppliers that offer dishes made with locally sourced ingredients and fresh flavors. Farm-to-table dining is a social movement that has not only become popular with restaurateurs but also with consumers. This curious term is used by those in the industry as a way to offer food that is farmed locally. Many restaurants have noticed the trend, including NoJa, and the benefits of locally produced ingredients are shared by everyone involved in the farm-to-table process.
How the Movement Began
Also referred to as farm-to-fork, this locally sourced and farm fresh style of dining first began to gain attention on the West Coast where local chefs wanted to offer their customers better and fresher options. They had grown tiresome over the lack of flavorful ingredients shipped from overseas. Their mission was to offer customers better quality and a new dining experience. Initially, farm-to-table took place at a local farm where a diner could tour the facilities and dine on food fresh from the ground. Over the years, chefs took notice of what their customers wanted – fresh ingredients that are locally sourced.
Benefits of Farm-to-Table
The benefits of farm-to-table dining expand not only into the major health benefits offered but the economic aspects as well. A farmer can see high returns by growing a specific crop or dedicating an entire growing season to a restaurant. Diners gain the advantages of consuming food grown naturally and organically without the use of harmful pesticides and chemicals. Consumers also have the opportunity to try specialty items not normally found at grocery stores or chain restaurants.
Where You Can Experience Farm-to-Table Dining
If you enjoy dining locally, then you are in for a special treat. NoJa is one of many restaurants in Mobile and the surrounding area that specialize in farm-to-table dining. Here in lower Alabama, we are fortunate to have an abundance of local farmers who work tirelessly to provide food of the highest quality. Curious if your favorite eatery’s offerings are locally sourced? The chef or staff should be able to provide information about the connections they have with local producers.
Taste the difference of farm-to-table dining. You will love the delectable and naturally flavorful food this style of dining offers you and your guests. Farm-to-table dining is more than just an up and coming trend; it's an experience. Come and enjoy what delicious fresh flavors taste like by visiting us at NoJa.
It’s NoJa’s attention to detail and our focus on farm-fresh ingredients that have allowed us to continue to serve this area for so long. For an intimate meal in one of the Port City’s longest-running restaurants in Downtown Mobile, make a reservation to NoJa. We have both indoor and outdoor seating in a secluded area, just steps from Dauphin Street in LODA at 6 N. Jackson Street. To reserve a table now, call 251-433-0377. Learn more about our cuisine and offerings at www.nojamobile.com or on our Facebook page.