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rutiger
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re: “Farm to Table”
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It is severely aggrandized. They come up with a farm name and make it sound exotic. Often it’s a place with oil runoff and pesticide laden.


Hyperbole much?


Id much rather farm to table than sysco to table.


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AbitaFan08
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Ever buy produce at the farmers market? It tastes better than commercially homogenized produce grown thousands of miles away, it's more environmentally sustainable, and you get to support locals. What's not to like?


This is very true for most (if not all) produce and meats, but I find the product where you find the largest difference between local and commercial is with eggs.

I have become very picky about the quality of eggs we use. The ones from the store are typically this pale yellow, milky looking yolk with almost no flavor. Compare that to the local ones where the yolk is almost orange. It's a night and day difference.


Martini
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Ever buy produce at the farmers market? It tastes better than commercially homogenized produce grown thousands of miles away, it's more environmentally sustainable, and you get to support locals. What's not to like?



Most farmers markets have plenty of 2nds produce that comes from Mexico or other large corporate commercial farms. Think green picked and gassed South Florida tomatoes that taste like a tennis ball.

I don’t worry so much about organic as that is bastardized like farm to table. I like fresh and local, as local as I can get. I also try to eat with the seasons that way at least I know I should be getting something local.

I also like the reason for farm to table and when done right is great but I also like it simple. I don’t need 20 ingredients on my plate with tweezers and a name for the dish that I have to google to understand. Make me a good short rib, pot roast, meatloaf, roasted chicken, some good fresh minimally tortured vegetables with maybe some good butter, salt and pepper and a good fresh homegrown salad and I’m fine. A nice simple piece of fish and I’m good.


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MeridianDog
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re: “Farm to Table”
We shop the farmer's market in Jackson, and the vegetables are worth the little extra we pay for them. Also fun to shop there and look at the stuff.

We put up lots of peas, beans and corn every year, and most of those are grown locally, so we do that, too.

There are several peach, apple and berry farms we buy from every year.

There is a farm raised beef and pork guy in town, who has good stuff that we buy.

I guess I'm trying to be funny, but I wish the Ore-Ida folks would tell me which farm my (frozen) crispy crinkle cut fries come from. Then I tell myself that 5 Guys tell me what farmer grew their fires and I still don't like them.

All in all, (other than my frozen Ore-Ida crinkle cut fries) I prefer farm to table over big industry food.


Having said all of this useless stuff, we don't do business with farm to table restaurants. Not sure why, but we don't


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Gris Gris
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re: “Farm to Table”
Fresh local eggs are so darn good.


bdevill
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cooking the grass fed beef


It's more delicate than corn or grain fed. You have to cook it on a low fire; low and slow. It will brown as the liquid dries up in your pan, but you can't apply high heat and brown it first, like you do for non-grass fed. It turns out very tender and sweet.

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Fresh local eggs


Commercially produced eggs can't compare to eggs laid by hens that are running around a farm yard.
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Tiger Ryno
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re: “Farm to Table”
Farm to Table was legit before trump and all the fracking started happening.


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McCaigBro69
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Fresh local eggs are so darn good.



My parents live in the middle of nowhere and there is a 12-year-old girl down the road who sells farm laid eggs for $2 a dozen to make money .

Her mom will even drive her around for deliveries once a week.

I always buy like two dozen every time I make a trip home.


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Tigers0891
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re: “Farm to Table”
Store bought eggs taste exactly like farm fresh. The farm fresh are healthier and prettier but they taste the same usually.


TH03
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It's a Dallas owned chain with like 10 spots I think. They've got a ton of other restaurants including twin peaks btw

But whiskey cake and the ones like it are pretty solid.


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AbitaFan08
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Store bought eggs taste exactly like farm fresh. The farm fresh are healthier and prettier but they taste the same usually


I wholeheartedly disagree.


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rutiger
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re: “Farm to Table”
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Store bought eggs taste exactly like farm fresh. The farm fresh are healthier and prettier but they taste the same usually.



Um, yeah, no.

My neighbor has chickens, its so great to just walk next door and get a dozen yard eggs for $2.


Stadium Rat
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re: “Farm to Table”
"Farm to table" is OK as long as it is "cooked to perfection".


Twenty 49
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re: “Farm to Table”
“Farm to table" is OK as long as it is "hand battered.”

Don’t bring me no foot or elbow battered food.


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Nicky Parrish
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My neighbor has chickens, its so great to just walk next door and get a dozen yard eggs for $2.

I’m the opposite. I’m the neighbor that has the chickens. I’ll give my neighbor eggs while talking in the afternoon, sometimes they are still warm. Can’t get any fresher than that.
We have our regular customers but always have an extra dozen or two.


Martini
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I’m the opposite. I’m the neighbor that has the chickens. I’ll give my neighbor eggs while talking in the afternoon, sometimes they are still warm. Can’t get any fresher than that.
We have our regular customers but always have an extra dozen or two.




I give my neighbor honey and she gives me eggs. She gives me squash because I can’t grow them to save my arse and I give her tomatoes. Bartering homegrown foods just make them taste better.


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Gris Gris
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My young niece has chickens and keeps me supplied much of the time. Outstanding.


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