The best food really is grown close to home. Simply put, farm-to-table means that a restaurant purchases ingredients directly from a local farm. This is also referred to as Farm-To-Fork. By and large it is the elimination of the middle man in the food supply chain.
When we purchase ingredients from small family-owned farms in our own community, those dollars stay in this community. As the saying goes, “a rising tide raises all ships.” The money from the sale of an ingredient goes directly to the farmer rather than some of it going to a distributor, some to a broker, some to another distributor and the rest going to the farmer without whom none of this would have been possible in the first place!