First, let’s define what it means to be organically grown. Organic food, simply stated, is produced without the use of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, genetically modified organisms, or ionizing radiation.
It’s food grown the way nature intended.
In Carlyle Grill’s Scratch Kitchen, it’s important we not only provide you food that is well-prepared and properly seasoned but also that is not harmful to your health.
Now, we can’t state that all menu items are organically grown but for some of our dishes we’re proud to use our Michigan Partner in Manchester, Hand Sown Organic Farms. You can find these ingredients in dishes such as the seasonal arugula and spring mix in our steak salad.
Hand Sown Farm is nestled on 10 acres, just outside of Manchester, Michigan. Being 17 miles, according to how the crow flies, helps ensure freshness. Four acres of Hand Sown Farm’s property features a certified organic market garden producing a diversity of crops including vegetables, flowers, fruit, and herbs.
Hand Sown Farm’s organic methods use natural organic matter for fertility, chemical-free pest management, which encourages the biodiversity of life on the farm. Hand Sown Farms treats the land with respect.
Even though Lord Northbourne in 1939 coined the term organic farming in his book Look to the Land, surprisingly there is still not a great deal of literature indicating that organically grown food is better for you or has any enhanced flavor, but it’s a public perception that organic food is much safer, more nutritious and simply better tasting.
And truthfully in the end, isn’t a great tasting lunch or dinner really what we seek?