Our Local Growers
Sunnyside Farm : For an Authentic Farm-to-Table Experience
At Emma's Food For Life, we give you not just a great dining experience - we are the only truly farm-to-table restaurant in this area. Sunnyside Farm, the farm run by Emma's, is in Winfield, PA, a mere fifteen minute drive from the restaurant. This farm provides us with Pork, Beef, Chicken, Duck, Eggs, Fruits, and Vegetables. Our animals are humanely raised in the open air and are never given hormones or antibiotics. Our produce is grown without the use of herbicides or pesticides.
But the relationship between our farm and restaurant is not a one-way street. In an effort to reduce waste, leftover food from the restaurant is recycled and fed to our pigs. This allows us to productively use food that most other restaurants would simply throw away.
Local Seasonal Food in a Relaxed Atmosphere
Other Local Growers :
When we cannot produce something we need on our own farm, the first people we look to are other local growers. Here is a list of local businesses that we work with here at Emma's.
Grassroots Farm - Penns Creek, PA - Produce
Wild for Salmon - Bloomsburg, PA - wild and sustainably caught Alaskan Salmon
Bobby Jones and Earl Ferry - Port Trevorton, PA - Produce
Fresh Roasted Coffee - Selinsgrove, PA - Organic, Fair Trade Coffee
The Tarsa Family Farm - Sunbury, PA - Duck, Produce
Tuscarora Low Lines - Millerstown, PA - Beef
Owens Farm - Sunbury, PA - Lamb, Chicken
*** The Newest Addition to our Local Growers Family ***
Ross Family Farm - Sunbury, PA - Dairy
11 Reasons to Buy Local :
1) Local food is fresher and tastes great. Food from local farms does not have to travel as far, often reaching you within 24 hours of being harvested.
2) Local food is good for you! The sooner after harvest fresh food is consumed, the more nutrients they retain.
3) Local food supports family farms. Buying directly from local farmers puts dollars directly in the pockets of those raising your food, helping farm families stay on the land.
4) Local food preserves open space. Keeping farms economically viable is critical to preserving our beautiful rural landscapes. Buying local food helps ensure that farmland can remain active well into the future.
5) Local food strengthens the local economy. Buying local helps keep your dollars circulating many times over in the community.
6) Local food builds community. Getting to know the farmers who grow your food builds relationships based on understanding and trust, the foundation of strong communities.
7) Local food saves energy. The average food item travels over 1,500 miles from farm to table, resulting in increased energy costs associated with transportation and packaging.
8) Local food builds food security. When you buy directly from local farmers, you can learn and know more about where your food is coming from, and how it was produced.
9) Local food keeps taxes down. Farms commonly contribute more in taxes than they require in service. This is unlike many other kinds of development which typically contribute less in taxes than the cost of services that they will require.
10) Local food is an investment in the future. By supporting local farmers today, you help ensure that there will be farms in your community in the future.
11) Buying local food has a money multiplier effect - just $10 spent at a locally owned business circulates through the local economy, and reaches the people who need/have earned it, becoming the equivalent of $25.
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