3 Restaurant Businesses Paving Seattle’s Locavore Movement

3 Restaurant Businesses Paving Seattle’s Locavore Movement

By L.M. Archer, Foodable Contributor

Living la vida locavore in Seattle is proving lucrative. Far from a fringe trend, more and more mainstream consumers, producers and restaurants desire local edibles produced within a 100-200 mile radius.

According to a 2015 United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Economic Research Service (ERS) report, 7.8 percent of U.S. farms market locally.

Studies from both the USDA and the Food Marketing Institute’s (FMI) U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends 2015 analysis show a number of factors driving consumer locavore interest, including a desire for healthier foods grown with less pesticides and more nutrients, products made with fewer additives and no GMOs, as well as a growing concern for animal welfare.

ERS studies also show that locally farmed foods cost less over time. Shoppers purchase fewer processed, preservatives-bloated provisions, opting instead for regional, seasonal fare as needed, when available. Meal planning contributes to cutting down on costs, too.

Here, three top industry leaders in the Seattle area reveal the benefits of a locavore business:

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Seattle’s Most Tantalizing Tastes of Fall

Seattle’s Most Tantalizing Tastes of Fall

By L.M. Archer, Foodable Contributor

Unleash the lederhosen - it’s autumn in Seattle! From exalted eateries to harvest-inspired festivities, it’s time to roll out the Oktoberfest barrel, gas up the Trucktoberfest, raise a pint to PIKEtoberfest, and savor the Pacific Northwest’s bounty.

Here, Foodable TV spotlights Seattle’s most tantalizing tastes of fall.

Herbfarm | Woodinville 

The Herbfarm in Woodinville enjoys international acclaim for their elaborate multi-course, wine-paired, theme-inspired dinners. Chef Chris Weber and crew spares no expense showcasing the cornucopia of the Pacific Northwest’s delights with imaginative autumn menus, tendering themes like Knife, Fork, Smoke, An Indian Summer, A Mycologist’s Dream, and Harvest Table.

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