We strive to create unique dishes using local and seasonal ingredients. We believe in supporting local farms and producers. Here in Pennsylvania we are lucky to be surrounded by a cornucopia of farms and people whose primary goal is to grow and produce high quality products using sustainable methods. To us, sustainability means creating and interacting using responsible methods.
About the Food
We source ingredients from local farms using organic farming methods without the use of pesticides or chemical fertilizers. The meat we procure comes from animals that have been raised humanely outdoors and without the use of antibiotics or added hormones.
What Makes Us Different
At The Blind Pig Kitchen, our goal is to prepare the most flavorful, nutrient dense dishes we possibly can, while being environmentally conscious. We believe that in order to achieve these goals it is important to source as many ingredients as possible from local farms.
We choose which farms we will work with based on several criteria. The most important factors to us are sustainability, using organic/natural methods as often as possible, and product quality. We never like to see things like blanketing fields with herbicide or pesticides, so we respect the farmers that use tightly controlled IPM(Integrated Pest Management) plans. Another good indicator of the quality of a farm is how well they manage the manure. Although there are many aspects we look for when visiting a new farm, the most important of all is the farmers attitude. We only work with farmers whose first and foremost concern is the happiness and well-being of the plants, animals, and employees on their farm, as well as the impact of the ecosystem they've created on the surrounding ecosystems (EARTH).
Our promise to you, our customer, is that our intentions are to serve the best meals we can in the most safe and affordable manner possible. We think the only way to do this is to source ingredients from producers we know and trust, and with whom we share a passion for life, the environment and good, healthy food.
The Blind Pig Kitchen is the creation and collaboration of Toby Diltz and Sarah Walzer. Sarah and Toby live on a 6 acre homestead outside of rural Benton, Pennsylvania. Utilizing their greenhouse, garden and woodland area they grow berries, vegetables, mushrooms, meat birds, laying hens, turkeys and heritage breed hogs. In 2016, they planted an orchard of over 40 berry bushes and 30 fruit trees on their property. In 2017, they will add honey bees to their list of endeavors.