As many of you know, we are a great supporter of regenerative agriculture, local and seasonal products, and supporting our local culinary community. From the beginning here at Stonefly Cafe, we have utilized the best tomatoes of the season to meet the needs of our menu. However, as we move into the fall and winter months, we refuse to use the balls of tasteless wax that are sold commercially as tomatoes and thus the use of salsa on our sandwiches throughout the non-tomato season months begins. With that being said, we do compromise a little when it comes to cherry tomatoes for our salads as we can source a fair quality product and most of our customers appreciate a little color throughout the dark days of winter.
Now we have the opportunity to take the next step in our journey to bring seasonal fare to our community and to begin to transition to seasonal, organic, locally grown winter greens as the basis for the salads on our menu. We believe that the greens grown by our friends at Hostetler’s Naturals are far better than anything we can buy on the market and therefore, we have endeavored to transition to their product for the up in coming fall and winter seasons. These seasonal greens will include kale, spinach, mizuna, tokyo bekana, beet tops, and perhaps pac choi at times.
Stonefly Cafe is excited to bring these very special local greens to the table and we ask our valued customers to embrace the experience of a new and different take on the standard lettuce mix. Our farmer friends do caution us that due to local conditions, they will at times have limited or no supply but will do their best to provide to us an unending harvest. During these lean times, we will be substituting a commercial product that is a bit better than average.
We thank you for your support of this transition in advance and encourage your comments as we work to bring the very best to your dining experience. The conversations we have with you will only help to drive our quest to provide simple, flavorful, healthy, local, and sustainable food for your enjoyment.
Thank You: Bart, Scott, Mary Ann
P.S. Don’t forget to drink a nice bottle of wine with your salad. We will be glad to make a suggestion.