Sustaining the environment, certified naturally grown
The Farm taps the full potential of the land using methods and materials benefiting the entire whole (organic/biodynamic) rather than focusing solely on short term profits. The emphasis has always been on improving the land.
The farm was one of the first certified organic farms in Virginia, now Certified Naturally Grown, we grow and maintain our land with respect to sustainable environmental practices. We incorporate sustainability into all aspects of our operations. We utilize an alternative wastewater treatment system and eliminate all toxic and environmentally hazardous materials from our restaurant and farm. We educate and encourage employees to share our sustainable environmental practices.
Our philosophy is simple: quality product, the freshest and finest seasonal ingredients, support for small local artisan growers and producers and utilizing our farm as the pantry. We continue our commitment to an agriculture and society that strives for an ecological balance with nature. We create a living environment where the individual parts add up to a harmonious whole – a place where nature takes care of the details. These practices enable us to reduce food miles and share our vision with local farmers. We farm so that we can provide the majority of the vegetables, and some small fruits including blueberries, raspberries and blackberries, in our restaurant.
The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm is committed to our environment. Promoting organic growing practices and combining it with our support of local farmers who share our vision of sustainable agriculture gives the chef the ability to create menus based on the finest and freshest ingredients.