There is a growing population of Americans who have begun to buck the bad habits that sometimes come with living the ‘fast life’. You know, that daily grind of: up and at ’em out the door – work. school. errands. chores. meetings. phone calls. commutes – and finally home, starving, looking at that empty fridge. We all know how easy it is to succumb to take-out meals or pre-packaged, processed foods that have low nutritional value. Fast food exists on every corner for a reason. It’s hot, it’s ready to eat, and it’s right there. However, we all know the detrimental effects of a fast food diet on our bodies, our local communities, and our conscience. That’s why so many are starting to seek out healthier alternatives. At Farm to Fit we combine the slow and the fast, thus making healthy, hearty eating possible without any time lost. Let us spend the day braising, marinating, kneading, pickling, poaching, etc. so that you have the time and energy to do what YOU do best.
Chef Jeremy often has something stewing overnight in the tilt kettle, and our team of prep chefs are always cooking with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Scones are made from scratch. Beans are soaked. Beef is slow-cooked to shredded perfection. At farm to fit we care to keep the bar high. We provide quality food so you can focus on the things that add quality to your life.
Check out these Portland food-based businesses/organizations with similar philosophies !
1. New American Restaurant – Tasty, sustainable, and wholesome family-style meals that you can order and pay for from your phone or computer.
2. Slow Food Portland – A non-profit dedicated to bringing the Slow Food philosophy to life through:
- cooking, tasting and educational events;
- community discussions and speaker presentations;
- farm, ranch and garden tours;
- happy hours; and
- film and book events.
3. Local Harvest – A national online database listing over 30,000 family farms and farmers markets, along with restaurants and grocery stores that feature local food. Portland, OR shows 298 listings.
4. Portland Area CSA Coalition – An online database listing Portland area CSA’s
“The Portland Area CSA Coalition connects you with your farmer through Community Supported Agriculture. We help people find the right farm for their family, and we help farmers create sustainable, thriving businesses. We believe a vibrant, environmentally sound local food system is created by building relationships between farmers and households through healthy, accessible, local food.”
5. Old Salt Marketplace – Deli & meat shop, supperhouse & bar, event & classroom, and a mid-week farmers market through the summer. EVERYTHING made in-house.