Philosophy

“A significant part of the pleasure of eating is in one’s accurate consciousness of the lives and the world from which the food comes.”
--Wendell Berry, “The Pleasures of Eating”, 1989

There exists today a growing need for our commitment to sustainable food practices. This broad and complex topic relates to a responsibility that we all share in the stewardship of our soil, water and air.

We believe strongly in supporting farming techniques, which are sustainable, organic and regenerative. It is imperative that we re-establish the balance between nature and man in all of our food producing endeavors. Current large farming methods rely on a system of agriculture dependent upon the use of herbicides, pesticides, petrochemicals and intensive irrigation. This system is non-renewable, non-sustainable and generally non-local.

Alternatives exist in the form of small local farms practicing sound organic agricultural methods. These local farms restore the fabric of rural communities, decrease water and air pollution, preserve and build topsoil and produce superb crops. The foods they deliver to our tables are beautiful to behold, a joy to cook and eat, are high in nutritive value and are without chemical residue. Our support of these dedicated farmers yields healthier ingredients, strengthens our sense of local community, builds our local economy and, most importantly, it is a vital step toward protecting these resources for future generations.

The cuisine here at “Higgins” is truly rooted in our Northwest soil. We hope our commitment to these principles of ingredients, which are local, seasonal, organic and sustainable, will nourish your mind and body. Please help by supporting our local organic farmers when you shop for your kitchen. Their fruits and vegetables represent so much more than just good flavor – they are the seeds of our future.

 

--Greg Higgins

Higgins Restaurant Photo

Philosophy