Farm to Table at Acme Food & Beverage Company: What’s On Your Plate?
Jeff Gangemi May 29, 2012 What's on Your Plate? 1 comments
Home to the main campus of the University of North Carolina, the city of Chapel Hill is perhaps best known as a hotbed for college basketball. Lately, it has also become a recognized leader in farm-to-table restaurants, thanks in part to its proximity to fertile and abundant farmland.
Acme Food and Beverage Company is one of the beacons in the area, a restaurant located just outside of Chapel Hill in Carrboro, that strives to support local producers and the unique tradition of its North Carolina location. Chef and Owner Kevin Callaghan has been recognized in loads of local publications, but also in national press like Esquire and Bon Appetit.
"The flavors and food traditions of the South grow out of a strong family farm heritage,” says Callaghan. “By tying what we cook in the restaurant to the seasonal foods these farmer's provide, Acme becomes a part of the narrative of honest food that is the hallmark of the southern table. And every day, we help to move that narrative forward - connecting food and place and tradition in a meaningful and delicious way for customers right here, right now. And doing it because we love it. Period.”
Callaghan sent FarmPlate a list of some of the great local North Carolina producers where he sources ingredients.
Click on any of the producer names to learn more about their operation, and don’t forget to "dig" and review them right there on their FarmPlate profile!
Eco Farm • Chapel Hill, NC - collards, tomatoes, pears, chard, strawberries, garlic
Farmhand Foods • Durham, NC - beef
Elysian Fields Farm • Cedar Grove, NC - carrots, beets, basil, tomatoes, potatoes
Latta's Egg Ranch • Hillsborough, NC - eggs
Cane Creek Farm • Snow Camp, NC - pork, beef, goat
Brinkley Farm • Creedmoor, NC - arugula, field peas, butter beans, pumpkin
McAdam's Farm • Efland, NC - tomatoes, peppers, lamb, melons
Perrywinkle Farm • Chapel Hill, NC - fennel, leeks
Peregrine Farm • Graham, NC - tomatoes, peppers, blueberries
Black River Farmstead • Durham, NC - goat cheese
Wild Hare Farm • Cedar Grove, NC - strawberries, herbs, tomatoes, snap peas
Image courtesy of Acme Food and Beverage