The Difference is in the Details
We source only the best ingredients for our meals. Gluten-free, grass-fed,pasture-raised and organic
We believe that you are not only what you eat – You are what you eat eats. In other words, you're only as good as the fuel you fill up with.
One of the differentiating components of The Good Kitchen and the service we provide is how we source the ingredients we use in our meals. Five years ago, we (then modPALEO) began as a way to feed a small group of friends from our gym. As we grew, we continued to look at our ingredients with the same integrity as those we feed ourselves. And we still do. This means we only want the best. For us. For you. So, we use only 100% grass-fed and grass-finished beef (why is that important?); pasture-raised poultry, pork, eggs, lamb and turkey, and Seafood Watch compliant seafood items. And produce that is organic when available and necessary (we subscribe to the Dirty Dozen philosophy).
We work with farmers who utilize Animal Welfare standards and GAP certifications, promote sustainability and – through recent partnerships with Savory Institute – are working to push sustainability a step further to encompass regenerative agriculture. We source produce from farms and farmers using Organic practices. While they may not all be certified Organic, we know their practices and we eat the produce they provide.
Below is a comprehensive list of our farmers, purveyors and vendors. We work with each of them proudly.
White Oak Pastures - Beef, Pork, Chicken, Duck, Lamb, Eggs (Bluffton, GA)
Hickory Nut Gap - Turkey, Pork, Beef, cured meats (Asheville, NC)
Wild Turkey Farm - Chorizo (China Grove, NC)
Inland Seafood - Chicken, Chilean Salmon, NC trout and Gulf shrimp (Georgia, Gulf Coast, Western NC)
Plainville Farms - Turkey (New Oxford, PA)
Barbee Farms - Organic and conventional produce (Concord, NC)
Eastern Carolina Organics (ECO) - Produce, yogurt, Maple Syrup, molasses and goat cheese (Central NC)
New Appalachia Foods - Produce (Western, NC)
Albert’s Organics - Organic produce (Charlotte, NC)
Chosen Roaster - Nuts and dried fruit (Charlotte, NC)
Applegate Meats - Salami, hotdogs and deli turkey (New Jersey)
The New Primal - Meat snacks (Charleston, SC)
Banner Grassfed Butter - Grass-fed Butter (Atlanta)
Mt Sterling - Goat Chedder Cheese (Mt. Sterling, WI)
Coconut Secrets - Coconut Nectar, Coconut Aminos, Coconut Crystals, Coconut Vinegar (Mill Valley, CA)
Primal Kitchen - Avocado Oil, Ranch and Mayo (Oxnard, CA)
Bulletproof - Coffee and coffee-related add ons (Los Angeles, CA)
Paleo Treats - Desserts (San Diego, CA)
The Naked Tart - Raw, vegan desserts (Charlotte, NC)
Firewalker Hot Sauce - Hot sauces (Asheville, NC)
Batistini Farms - Olive oils (Greensboro, NC)
We also use the following standards for sourcing:
Always 100% grass-fed and pasture-raised proteins.
Our gluten-free facility is USDA inspected.