How Some Restaurants Are Taking Farm-to-Table to New Heights

Lately there has been a palpable and rapidly growing movement in sustainable agriculture towards “farm-to-table”

Farm-to-table can generally be defined as the certified traceability from production to consumption. It’s also associated with locally grown organic fruits and vegetables.

There are many reasons people today are identifying with this movement including universally acknowledged concerns about sustainability, nutritional quality and food safety to name just a few.

Well some restaurants are taking the concept of farm fresh to a whole new level. In fact your dinner may now be growing not just nearby but right next to your table!

Just how is this accomplished? With a unique and inexpensive growing system that uses “aeroponics” and a little sunlight.

Dozens of these Tower Gardens have found their way into area restaurants and restaurateurs are reporting that it’s drawing in new customers. One local chef told me that not only is the on the spot growing system attracting new business due to the desire for more reliable “farm-to-table” eating but her customers are getting involved.

“My customers are actually asking for specific, fresh vegetables direct from the vine, it’s making their dining experience not just more comfortable but also more fun.”

Chef Hannah also said that not a night goes by that customers don’t ask where they can get a Tower Garden. You can do your own due diligence and learn more about these same vertical growing systems that restaurants are employing by clicking here.

Chef Hannah also noted: “My indoor garden is attracting new customers and in fact so many customers were asking me where to get one that I became a distributor!”

(Information about becoming a distributor yourself can be found by clicking on the “Virtual Franchise” tab at the link above.)

My own personal journey towards helping make healthier eating and farm-to-table more accessible will find me in many restaurants across a multiplicity of fares in the coming days and months. That’s a good thing because visiting great restaurants is arguably one of the most enjoyable things we do am I right?

If you’re interested in discussing a Tower Garden in your home or place of business contact me.  As part of your due diligence, I can also put you in contact with others who already have a Tower Garden including Chef Hannah.

Additionally, some of my upcoming blogs will feature stories of meeting interesting restaurant owners and celebrating great food at their establishments with friends new and old.

Remember there are kaleidoscopic sources of inspiration all around us and putting a farmers market right ontower17 your porch should surely be one of them!



Darren Hunter Wellness Educator

Soil-free system means there is no weeding, kneeling, or getting dirty
. No gardening experience is necessary
. Fits easily on urban patios, decks, porches, balconies, terraces, or rooftop gardens
. Grows many fruits and almost any vegetable, herb, or flower
. With an extension kit you can grow up to 28 plants in one Tower
. Uses as little as 10% of traditional growing nutrients & water
. Can produce crops in less time than it takes to grow in soil