At Up On Knox we believe in real food, mindfully grown and harvested by the good people in our community. We believe in sustainability, not as an abstract concept but as a conscious daily choice. That choice means relying on and investing in our local farms. It means utilizing our resources in an efficient and renewable manner, dedicating ourselves to ensuring the health of our guests by striving to use the most naturally grown product. We are returning to a simpler way of life. Know that when you dine with us, you stand beside us with purpose.
Our Farm Partners
We partner with farmers who share our belief in sustainability, not as an abstract concept but as a conscious daily choice. Meet our farm partners and learn why, in spite of all of its challenges, they choose to farm with integrity.
“In spite of all of its challenges, we choose to farm with integrity because we take seriously the fact that the people we serve are trusting us to grow honest food and steward the land with care, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.”
– John and Aliza
“We farm the way we farm because we like to eat healthy. We don’t buy anything in town hardly so we raise everything or we partner with someone who raises everything we need. I think it’s important to know where your food is coming from and how it was raised.”
“I choose to farm with integrity to show my kids how to steward the land we’ve been given, to make it better by using natural methods laid out in creation and to provide clean produce we can be proud of to our community.”
“Our farm practices reflect our view of nature and our approach to our neighbors and customers. Both deserve to be treated as highly valued and worthy of investing in with integrity.”
“It’s what feels good. When I sell to restaurant chefs or families at the farmer’s market, it feels good to have a sense of pride knowing I am giving them the best tasting – most nutritious food they could consume. I like feeling that way.”
“There are so many reasons we choose to farm with integrity. It definitely started with wanting quality food for us and our friends, but I would say today a main driver is the quality of life for the animals.”
– Calvin and Karyn
“Because customers and patrons of restaurants deserve it. If we can’t be true to ourselves and farm with integrity and do things the right way, we don’t deserve to be in business.”
“I grew up in Australia, and we had free range chickens. When they industrialized we sold the farm and moved to town so I have happy memories of that and when I retired I wanted to go back to farming. One way to make a little money is to sell eggs, and I did it the way I like to do it. I follow the Joel Salatin model of moving the chickens and giving them free reign. I keep them as healthy as I can.”