1. From Scratch: Serves mostly (i.e., more than half of the menu) fresh food, prepared from scratch. Does NOT rely primarily on kits or prepared/partially prepared foods from commercial food services.
Comments: About 75% or more of their items are made from scratch.
2. Local/Organic: Offers at least some locally sourced and/or organically produced food and/or wild-caught seafood.
Comments: About 99% of their ingredients are organic. They source local as much as possible, including the flour for all the many breads and baked goods.
3. Pastured: Offers at least some pastured animal foods.
Comments: They get the meat locally from Long's Meats, which specializes in pastured, grass-fed, and humanely-raised meats.
4. Organs: Offers some dishes made with organ meats (liver/paté, sweetbreads, heart, kidney, brains, etc.).
5. Cooking Fats: Cooks (sautés) in natural fats such as butter, lard, tallow, duck fat, coconut oil, or olive oil; uses lard, duck fat, or tallow for frying.
Comments: Butter or sunflower seed oil.
6. Bone Broth: Makes own bone broths/stocks for use in soups, stews, gravies, and sauces (does NOT use canned broth or powdered soup bases).
Comments: Buys chicken and vegetable stocks for soups.
7. Seasonings: Makes most of its own seasoning mixes (does NOT use flavoring packets or MSG).
Comments: They purchase seasoning mixes.
8. Salad oils: Makes most of its own salad dressings using olive oil or cold-pressed sesame oil.
Comments: Make their own dressings using olive oil or sunflower seed oil.
9. Breads: Offers genuine sourdough bread.
Comments: They have several types of authentic sourdough breads including: Country Levain, Green Olive Levain, Seeded Sourdough and Old World Rye. They also have yeast breads and pastries. The sourdough breads are prepared using a long, slow sourdough process taking 8-12 hours. Just ask which breads use a natural sourdough starter to insure you are getting the real deal.
10. Beverages: Offers lacto-fermented beverages (such as kombucha or kvass).
Comments: They offer Townsend's kombucha (https://brewdrkombucha.com/)
Comments: They offer sauerkraut, but were not sure that it is raw/unpasteurized.
12. Desserts: Offers desserts made with natural sweeteners (such as raw honey, maple syrup, maple sugar, molasses, date sugar, palm sugar, coconut sugar, sorghum syrup, or malt syrup).
Comments: At the time that I checked, they had one dessert with a natural sweetener. Cacao Bliss Balls used dried dates as the sweetener.
They make a wide variety of pastries and baked goods for desserts using local organic flours. They have gluten-free and vegan options. They use unbleached or bleached white sugar, brown sugar or agave syrup as the sweetener.