Real Time Farms Adds Restaurants!

The Real Time Farms food web is expanding! With plans to get every locally-sourcing restaurant across the country on board, we’ve launched with four premier Ann Arbor restaurants; Jolly Pumpkin, Grange Kitchen & Bar, Logan, and Selma Cafe.

Chef Maggie Long of Jolly Pumpkin Cafe & Brewery

When you treat yourself to a night out on the town, you want to enjoy a great meal. Wouldn’t it make that meal even better if you could know where the food you’re eating is coming from? There’s a lot of information out there about the healthiest and most sustainable ways to eat, and regardless of what your personal preferences are, it can be difficult and overwhelming to find the information you’re looking for. Real Time Farms hopes to make the food web transparent and easy to navigate. With the launch of this new restaurant page, you can not only learn about where your food is coming from, but also about the farmer that grew it.

Chef Brandon Johns of Grange Kitchen & Bar

Every restaurant has their own information rich page highlighting what farms they source from. An interactive menu allows users to jump from menu item to ingredient to farm and back again. Every single ingredient that is sourced locally links to the farm that the ingredient came from, so it is easy to see how local each and every menu item is. As an added bonus you can see a map view for each menu item showing the farms utilized for that specific dish in relationship to the restaurant.

Chef Thad Gillies of Logan

So now when you go out to enjoy a great meal, thanks to Real Time Farms, you can also be satisfied in knowing where your food is coming from.

Many thanks to Chef Maggie Long, Chef Brandon Johns, Chef Thad Gillies, Ryan Gillies, Lisa Gottlieb, Jeff McCabe, and the rest of the staff at Jolly Pumpkin, Grange Kitchen & Bar, Logan, and Selma Cafe for supporting our early efforts at maximizing transparency in the food web.

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