Reconnecting people to the food they eat by using locally grown ingredients—this drives the farm-to-table movement embraced by so many of South Carolina’s most-lauded restaurants. In Greenville, that goal goes just a little deeper at a growing number of dining destinations. When you sit down to a thoughtfully prepared meal made with seasonal produce from nearby farms, you are getting the finest locavore experience to be had anywhere.
At some area restaurants, however, dishes boast a hyperlocal vibe thanks to ingredients sourced from on-site or restaurant-operated gardens and farms. The chefs at these establishments take things a bit deeper by embracing a seed-to-table aesthetic, often sinking their own hands into the soil to cultivate fruits, vegetables and herbs to either fill in the gaps not covered by local farms or, in some cases, to serve as the sole source of produce for their operations.
This commitment to sustainability is as delicious as it is inspirational. Here are four Greenville area restaurants where the food on your plate is often grown and handpicked right on the premises.