This meal deserves permanent residence on my feed, versus a passing “story.” As many of you know by now it is VERY RARE that I go out to eat. It’s not just about worrying that my various food avoidances/sensitivities won’t be understood & honored, but more about the quality & sources of the food. I think much of the time people are actually reacting to toxins (like pesticides, food/medications given to animals, stress hormones of abused animals, etc.) more than they are the actual food itself. It is really sad, because we end up demonizing & slashing foods out of our diets left & right over it…sometimes leaving us with nutrient deficiencies as a result...& definitely a lack of food-joy.
I had heard about @woodshilltable
when it moved in to West Concord, MA, but somehow I ignorantly assumed it wouldn’t be able to accommodate me…until a new friend, Lucie, suggested we meet there for dinner last night. She has similar standards as mine, which immediately put me at ease. What really opened my eyes was getting to talk with owner @kristincanty.
Here was another mother who would do anything for her ailing child & found food to be the answer. The more I learned about Kristin & Woods Hill Table the more I was kicking myself for not realizing the value of this nearby gem. Passionate about "Food, family farms, and sustainable sourcing,” Kristin has actually made a film, “ Farmageddon,” about the war on family farms. Woods Hill Table has also been recognized by the "Sustainable Restaurant Association.” This place is pure goodness from the inside, out!
I also have to say that this was the most delicious plate of food I have had in a very long time! And, any time I can get back to my Sicilian roots with a little octopus I am happy!!! Between the food, the atmosphere (no chemical smells here!), & the amazing, like-minded company, I am overflowing with gratitude! These types of experiences literally bring us life. More of THIS, please!
Awesome news: Coming Soon - Woods Hill Pier 4 in the city!
And, be sure to check out @luciemcculloughinteriors
for the most amazing sustainable/Biological Building & interior design around!