Our café menu is inspired by the changing seasons and always features a diverse selection of vegetarian dishes made with delicious locally sourced, organic ingredients. We ensure our daily menu encompasses some vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free options. Since our menu changes daily, check our menu boards to see which items are gluten-free (GF), vegan (V), or dairy-free (DF). Ask at the counter or call the cafe to inquire about any other dietary concerns.
What’s the scoop on our seasonal menu changes?
There are lots of great reasons to eat seasonally. Catering our menu according to the seasons allows us to purchase locally available produce. Buying locally means supporting local farmers, supporting the local economy, protecting the environment, keeping food costs low, and getting the best tasting ingredients on your plate! Serving locally sourced food also helps us get creative with our menus, finding new and exciting taste combinations to suit the ever changing ingredients. For more on our sourcing policy, click here.
We also employ a number of techniques to diversify how we source seasonally. Each summer, we work to preserve the produce from the Trent Vegetable Gardens. By processing and preserving this produce during the summer months–through freezing, fermenting, drying, etc– we are able to incorporate ingredients such as pesto, sweet peppers, corn, or strawberries in our menu all year round.
Another way we preserve our produce is through the use of our off-the-grid root cellar. Learn more about it here.