Our mission when we first thought of creating Roving Foodies was to shine a light on restaurants who were supporting local farms. Unfortunately, we found that it was a pretty short-list of places factually doing this. So, we decided we needed to back up a step and find local farmers who are doing things right by growing food sustainably. This way we could spotlight them and hopefully inspire individuals and chefs to take advantage of ethically grown local food.
As seasons change, we will rove various parts of the country in search of these farms. As we visit the farms we will make a video of the farm, write a blog post about it, and add them to the farm list page. Chef Shelley will also do an instructional cooking video showing you how to use the fresh ingredients we got from that farm.
If you know of a sustainable farm that should be roved, please use our contact page to let us know about them. And if you know of a true farm-to-table restaurant (not just a marketing ploy), then we want to know about them, too. That way when we come to your town, we can feature both the farms and the restaurant(s) that support them. We will also be talking with other sustainable businesses!