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Woods Hill Table Makes Good on the Farm-to-Table Promise

Kristin Canty planned to open a small diner in her hometown of Concord, Massachusetts, one of those New England towns where the farms historically outnumber the restaurants. Local sourcing was going to be her gospel and she wanted like-minded eaters to finally discover a place they could dine without guilt.

On The Border Mexican Grill Commits to Cage-Free Eggs

On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina, the world's largest Mexican casual dining brand, announced its commitment to switch 100 percent of the eggs in its supply chain to cage-free by 2025."In response to consumers' changing preferences, we have informed our egg suppliers of our expectation that they fully transition to cage-free eggs by 2025," says Ward Whitworth, president and CEO of On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina.

S&D, COSA Partner to Better Sustainable Sourcing Impact

S&D Coffee & Tea and the Committee on Sustainability Assessment (COSA) have joined forces to broaden S&D’s sustainable sourcing program.The innovative work builds on earlier collaboration between the two organizations to design a S.

Is it Time to Start Eating Insects?

It might be time to address our nation’s bug problem. Estimates say that insects form a part of the traditional diets of at least 2 billion people, according to a study conducted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

US Foods Centers on Sustainability in Latest Product Line

Across the foodservice lexicon, witnessing a brand “clean up” its menu is becoming commonplace. McDonald’s developed chicken nuggets parents can be proud of. Breakfast titan Denny’s transformed its pancakes into a “50 percent fluffier” edition made with real eggs and fresh buttermilk.

Sea Pact Announces 2016 Request for Grant Proposals

Sea Pact, an innovative alliance of seafood industry leaders, announced the opening of its request for grant proposals (RFP), the fifth time the group has opened up applications for worthwhile projects.

Restaurant of The Rising Sun

The cost of installing solar panels at Coasterra, which opened in San Diego last August, was through the (solar) roof, and it’s going to take eight to 10 years to see a return on the investment. Still, it was a really valuable decision, says David Cohn, president and founder of Cohn Restaurant Group, which owns the venue.

Farm to Italian Table

The Italian cultural heritage of local food sourcing—olives from your neighbor’s vines, cheese from cows or goats in your uncle’s pastures—is common among the country’s most decorated chefs and their dishes.

Green Thumbs in the Kitchen

Name a chef who doesn’t source at least some fresh produce, meats, and other products from local, sustainable farmers and producers. As the fascination with fresh and local grows, it may be impossible to name such a chef.

CAFÉ Presents Green Awards to Santa Rosa Junior College and Triumph High School

Hands-on learning of sustainable farming, cooking with local ingredients and a commitment to recycling and composting are only a few of the hallmarks that distinguish recipients of this year’s CAFÉ/Kendall College Green Awards, which were presented on June 23 in Chicago at the 12th-annual Leadership Conference of the Center for the Advancement of Foodservice Education (CAFÉ).

Patagonia Releases a Film on How Food Can Fix the World

This summer, Patagonia Provisions will release “Unbroken Ground,” a 25-minute film that explores the critical role food plays in finding solutions to the environmental crisis. Patagonia Provisions believes that the vast majority of food is produced using methods that reduce biodiversity, decimate soil, and contribute to climate change, and that food can—and should—be grown, harvested, and produced in ways that restore the land, water, wildlife, and human health.

Produce Trends Highlight Food Safety, Unique Cuts, and International Flavors

With prime produce season here, restaurant operators should be thinking about the best ways to incorporate the latest produce trends into their menus.According to the Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association, fruits and vegetables will become more of a main attraction on restaurant dishes and will be infused with international flavors on plates moving forward.