about our local farms and ingredient sourcing.

ALL OF THE INGREDIENTS WE USE ARE LOCAL, SEASONAL, ORGANIC AND BIODYNAMIC WHEN POSSIBLE.  ALL OF OUR ANIMAL PROTEINS COME FROM ANIMAL WELFARE APPROVED (AWA) SOURCES.  SEE WWW.ANIMALWELFAREAPPROVED.ORG FOR THE COMPREHENSIVE LIST OF STANDARDS OUR FARMS ARE PROUD TO MEET.

GRAZIN’  IS HONORED TO BE THE FIRST RESTAURANT IN THE U.S. TO SERVE AWA PROTEIN EXCLUSIVELY!

ALL OF OUR BEEF TAKES A SHORT 7.2 MILE DRIVE, DIRECT FROM GRAZIN' ANGUS ACRES IN GHENT. GRASS-FED & FINISHED BEEF HAS BEEN SHOWN TO HAVE SIGNIFICANT HEALTH BENEFITS VS. CORN-FED BEEF.  OUR PORK HAS ALSO BEEN RAISED ON LUSH PASTURE, SUPPLEMENTED WITH LOCAL, CERTIFIED ORGANIC GRAINS AND MILK. GRAZIN' ANGUS ACRES ALSO SUPPLIES US WITH ALL OF OUR DAIRY PRODUCTS FROM THEIR JERSEY COW HERD - ALWAYS GRASS, ONLY GRASS.

OUR SALAD GREENS & OTHER PRODUCE COME FROM OUR LOCAL FRIENDS AT ROXBURY FARM, THE FARM AT MILLERS CROSSING, OLD FIELD FARM AND THE BERRY FARM.  WE USE PRODUCE IN SEASON AS OFTEN AS POSSIBLE AND, AS A RESULT, SOME ITEMS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE YEAR ROUND.

HAWTHORNE VALLEY FARM IN GHENT SUPPLIES OUR RAW MILK CHEDDAR CHEESE AS WELL AS BUTTERMILK.  CONSIDER BARDWELL FARM PROVIDES US WITH THEIR AWARD-WINNING SEASONAL COW AND GOAT’S MILK CHEESES AND PRODIGAL FARM SUPPLIES THE CHEVRE AND BLUE CHEESE.

HAWTHORNE VALLEY FARM ALSO CUSTOM BAKES OUR BUNS, ROLLS AND BREADS ORGANICALLY/BIODYNAMICALLY AT THEIR FARM STORE BAKERY.  ALL OTHER BAKING IS DONE ON SITE, USING ORGANIC FLOURS FROM CAYUGA PURE ORGANICS. CAYUGA ALSO SUPPLIES OUR ORGANIC BEANS FOR CHILI AND SOUPS.

WE CHOSE CROSSROADS BREWERY IN ATHENS, NY - JUST ACROSS THE HUDSON RIVER - FOR THEIR CRISP AND BOLD OUTRAGE IPA AS WELL AS THEIR BRICK ROW RED FOR ITS CLEAN, SLIGHTLY SWEET TASTE. BOTH MATCH NICELY WITH A GRASS-FED BLACK ANGUS BURGER!

STRONGTREE COFFEE WAS AN EASY CHOICE, USING ORGANIC, SHADE-GROWN BEANS, ROASTED WEEKLY FOR US!  THE "GRAZIN’ BLEND" WAS DEVELOPED SPECIFICALLY FOR US, AND IS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE BY THE POUND IF YOU’D LIKE TO TAKE SOME HOME.

TIERRA NUT FARM IN CHATHAM SUPPLIES US WITH ORGANIC CHOCOLATE FOR MAKING DELICIOUS ORGANIC DESSERTS.

GREAT CARE HAS BEEN TAKEN TO FURTHER LESSEN OUR CARBON FOOTPRINT.  ALL OF OUR NAPKINS AND TAKEOUT CONTAINERS ARE MADE FROM RECYCLED MATERIAL AND/OR ARE BIODEGRADABLE - INCLUDING THE FLATWARE!