Today is the first day of Spring and we are so excited for the sun to shine a bit more and the promise of warm temperatures!
This season means the steady increase in the availability of local produce! We love our connections to the many farmers in Connecticut who allow us to share their outstanding produce for our delicious menu. Here are a few farms we’re currently loving!
Chef Denise was excited to meet the owners of Four Root Farm and obtain some new and unusual selections for ZINC’S menus. They also grow extraordinary wild flowers and create beautiful evergreen wreaths and holiday greenery in November and December. We highly recommend checking out their website!
Located on 13 quiet acres in East Haddam, Connecticut, Four Root Farm is a small and diverse Certified Organic vegetable and cut flower farm. We are committed to growing nutritious, delicious, and highly unusual produce. The farm is owned equally by its four farmers: partners and best friends who share a common vision for a business model that sustains our community, our land, ourselves, our soil, and our food system. - Four Root Farm website
Located just outside of New Haven, Chef Denise was thrilled to have another local farm to provide produce throughout the growing season. They also grow flowers and have farm workshops periodically.
Off Center Farm is located minutes outside of New Haven, CT in Woodbridge and is the result of a decade of day dreaming about growing delicious, healthy food and gorgeous flowers. We are excited about contributing to the rich agricultural history of Connecticut, and we're excited to integrate the local community into our efforts to making the Nutmeg State more sustainable - Off Center Farm websi
Both Four Root Farm and Off Center Farm have gorgeous Instagram feeds and great websites. Check them out and subscribe to their mailing lists to stay in touch with the growing seasons and where you can find their produce and flowers starting in the Spring!
We have carried their cheeses consistently for the last 7 years. They are expert cheese producers and true champions of farm animals. Nettle Meadow is committed to the principles of natural ingredients, happy and healthy animals, and carefully hand-crafted artisan cheeses.
Nettle Meadow Farm is a goat and sheep dairy and cheese company in Thurman, New York just below Crane Mountain in the Adirondacks between Gore Mountain/North Creek and Warrensburg. It is owned and operated by Lorraine Lambiase and Sheila Flanagan. Both have a great love of animals, artisan cheese and the unique challenges of farm life. Nettle Meadow Farm was originally founded in 1990 and is the home of hundreds of happy goats, sheep and a variety of farm sanctuary animals. Visit our Farm & Sanctuary page to learn more. “Happy Critters, Great Cheese!” - Nettle Meadow Farm
We love these farms and the products they provide! Join us for lunch or dinner and you’ll be able to sample the fruits (or veggies) of their labor!