05 Jun '11, 4pm

Green Cuisine: Restaurant Gardens | Care2 Healthy & Green Living

Green Cuisine: Restaurant Gardens | Care2 Healthy & Green Living

Farm-to-table is a food trend that brings healthy, sustainable food options from the growing fields to diners who want to know where their food comes from. Restaurant gardens can provide a living tapestry of healthy food, just steps away from the dining table. According to a recent report in the National Restaurant Association , one third of 2,000 chefs surveyed named gardens as a top trend. Many restaurants have found that it costs them less to grow their own produce than to buy it elsewhere and have it shipped. It also gives chefs more control over quality, providing the added flexibility to adjust menus with what is currently in season. A restaurant garden adds a personal touch that you certainly don’t experience in a fast-food chain restaurant. With the E.Coli outbreak that has killed at least 18 people across Europe, and the banning of importing raw vegetables from so...

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