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Why we use local producers for our ingredients

We are proud to use ingredients from local producers. There are a whole host of reasons why we choose to do so. For some, using local food is just a trend. For us, it goes much deeper than that. We understand the difference that we can make by doing so. Customers want fresh, local ingredients.



Local Food

While there is no strict definition when it comes to local food, typically, it’s considered to be foods that are grown within 100 miles of where they are consumed or sold. Of course, it’s up to you to decide what local truly means to you. For many people, especially in expansive areas, its food that is grown within your region or state.


Why Use Local?

First and foremost, local ingredients just taste better. It’s picked, transported, and used much quicker than products that are shipped far and wide. Think of the distances your food has travelled, when you sit down to enjoy oranges from Spain or Florida. Why would you want to, when you could find produce nearby?


Of course, that’s another important point about local foods. It has less distance to travel, which isn’t just good for the freshness of your food. It’s also beneficial to the environment. The fewer miles your food has to travel the less petrol and energy it uses. Local protects the environment.


Then, there is the nutritional aspect. When your food is as fresh as it is when you eat local, it doesn’t have time to lose as many nutrients. There’s also less risk with local produce because we know exactly where it came from. Local farmers tend to take their commitment seriously, they feel responsible to their local customers and pride themselves on producing high-quality, safe goods.


It also provides us with a connection to the farmers and the land. It not only allows us to support our local farmers, but it also preserves those businesses for our future generations. When we spend our money locally, it stays locally. It is being reinvested right back into our community. It doesn’t get better like that.


One of the best ways to look after your health is to eat with the seasons. It’s much easier to do that when we source our goods locally. The best time to eat any type of food is when it’s fresh, so it only makes sense that eating with the season ensures you get the maximum nutritional value and flavour from a product. We are helping you enjoy tastier food, all while looking after your health! So, even if it’s a pizza flatbread that you are sitting down to, you can rest easy knowing that you’re getting the maximum nutritional value from every ingredient.


Buy Locally

For us, using local producers for our ingredients just makes sense. So, if you feel the same, you can rest easy knowing that when you eat with us – you are doing the community a favour. Not only are you are investing in your community, but you are also working to create a greener future.


Taste our pork belly, wagyu beef and lamb for an unforgettable flavour.

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