Known as “farm to table”, the chefs at these places are creating high quality meals with the produce, poultry and meats from sources close to home. “Farm to Table” is considered to be more nutritional as goods do not need to be transported long distances, better for the earth, and a boost to the local economy.
|Farm @ Pine Creek|
One trend emerging in the farm to table movement is the pairing of foods with beverage and spirits. A good example is Voodoo Brewery (MM23) in Meadville PA . Known for their award winning brews, the folks at Voodoo take their culinary delights to the next level with organic/ local meat, poultry and produce. It is recommended to try the Margarita Pizza made from the “spent grain” they use for the brewing process, and topped with fresh mozzarella and basil.
Another trend that is happening along Route 6 is the appearance of food trucks specializing in sandwiches made with locally grown produce, such as the Farm on Pine Creek food truck, which can be seen along Route 6 just west of Galeton (MM 195).
This trend of farm to table dining has a great impact on the future of the PA Route 6 Corridor. The restaurants obtain the items needed for their recipes at farmer’s market like the Four Season Farm Market in Meshoppen (MM 302), Mansfield Grower’s Market (MM234) and Goodell Gardens Farmer’s Market in Edinboro (MM21N) and dairy farms like Milky Way Farm ( MM251) in Troy. By buying local, the restaurants are supporting the working farmer and helping sustain the economy of the northern tier.