Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Tanglewood Gardens' Farm - Plato, Minnesota

We should not only be concerned about what we eat, but what our food eats as well. This was the lesson I left Tanglewood Gardens’ Farm with.
You’ll want to get on the top of their food chain as Scottish Highland Cattle, hogs and poultry are fed only top-quality fare. Brought up on natural pasture and grass-based diets, they produce meat that is lower in total fat and calories, and food that is higher in good fats like Omega 3′s, and rich with antioxidants such as vitamins E, C and beta-carotene.
I fell in love with the Scottish Highlands which are a striking breed and also are significantly lower in fat and cholesterol and higher in protein and iron than other beef. No surprise that the Royal family maintains a fold of Highland Cattle at Balmoral CastleHighland cattle enjoy conditions in which other breeds would perish. Cold weather and snow have little effect on them which is a good thing since Minnesota got their fair share of snow this past winter.
Fresh produce is grown year-round in their greenhouses and fields, usually harvested in the morning and brought to the restaurant that same afternoon. They are also experimenting, grafting things such as tomatoes in order to yield the heartiest of breeds. 
Imagine the chef who gets to cook with meat and produce this fresh? This is one reason why the food at Wise Acre Eatery is so good.
Like they say on their website, it’s truly the shortest distance between the earth, the hand and the mouth.

And it is…

Bon Appetit!