At a time when more focus than ever is on our health (or lack of it), food should be getting our attention. Restaurant and grocery offerings in the typical American city not only do little to enrich our health, they often do little to enrich our communities. Farmer•Baker•Sausage Maker aims to enrich both through an innovative approach to sourcing, preparing, and distributing food. The core mission of Farmer•Baker•Sausage Maker is to offer fresh, wholesome, and clean foods sourced almost exclusively from small farms within 100 miles of its location.
The Lincolnton location of Farmer•Baker•Sausage Maker will house a restaurant, a meat processing center, and a bakery. Apart from offering our wares on-premise to shoppers and diners, Farmer•Baker•Sausage Maker will also provide our products at local farmers’ markets, through the internet, and by selling our handcrafted foods to other restaurants. The meat processing center will create “value-added” products such as fresh sausages, smoked meats, and specialty items.
Farmer•Baker•Sausage Maker intends to rely on the “forgotten culinary arts” of cooking, baking and butchery. Through our focus on spending money with local producers who use sustainable methods, we also intend to support the local economy. Spending money with local growers, rather than far-away megafarms and food processing factories, boosts the ability of the community to be economically more self-sufficient, keeps green space productive, and can help preserve the art of growing food. Through our model, jobs are created where people live, rather than encouraging a culture of commuting. Furthermore, Farmer•Baker•Sausage Maker will source from local Urban farms, adding an element of “food justice“ to our core mission.