Green Thought Thursday: It’s Farm-to-Table, Y’all!

By Posted in - Sustainability on March 8th, 2012

The perfect play on farm-to-table: Husk's logo!

I recently visited Charleston for the first time, and it was a trip I will never forget. I can sum it up in two short words: culinary bliss.

Much like Raleigh, Charleston has turned into a culinary destination for chefs and foodies, alike. My favorite concept of the trip: farm to table.  If you’re not familiar with this term, it refers to the idea that food that’s grown locally should be consumed locally.

Husk Restaurant is a delicious example of a restaurant that has taken the whole farm to table thing to heart. Immediately inside the front door is a blackboard that lists each of the daily ingredients and from where they came, be it S.C. or a nearby state. I was super stoked to even see a few North Carolina farms on the list!

And the fun didn’t stop there. Brunch was absolutely amazing. I enjoyed my brioche French toast with Ambrose Farms Strawberry Jam, powdered sugar and maple syrup (Va.), but it was Josh’s dish that took the prize. He ordered wood-fired pork belly “Monte Cristo,” with buttermilk cheddar (Tenn.), fried farm egg, Surry sausage and confit potato hash.

Hungry yet? I’d love to hear about your favorite farm-to-table restaurants. Be sure to share your thoughts in the comments section.

Happy eating!

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  • Margot Horgan - Reply

    March 8, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    Josie–that french toast sounds amazing! My cruise left from Charleston and I wish I could have stayed and had some lunch in town. So many beautiful and delicious restaurants to chose from!

  • Ashely Hurteau - Reply

    March 8, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    Josie! Husk is one of my Dad’s FAVORITE places in Charleston! There are so many wonderful places down there, I guess you will just have to go back a few more times!

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