The demand for locally sourced ingredients is increasing. Most people now prefer locally sourced products. Governments of many countries are providing grants to support farmer markets. Restaurant owners should now incorporate locally-sourced ingredients in their menu. Here are three tips to obtain locally sourced ingredients.
In the past, high costs were associated with the local ingredients. So, the menu that used locally sourced ingredients was expensive. You should buy a few local ingredients or buy those ingredients that cost similar to your traditional ingredients. To promote menus that use local ingredients, you can arrange a weekly local foods night and offer a special dish entirely made out of local ingredients.
Buy in season
You should purchase seasonal ingredients from local sources. It will be affordable and of very high quality. You can rotate your dishes seasonally so that you can use seasonal ingredients in your menu. This will not only make your menu reasonably priced, but will also offer customers new menus every season.
Develop strong supplier relationships
By buying local ingredients, you can contact the supplier easily if there is any problem. You should establish good relationships with the local growers so that you always get good quality ingredients on time.
If you give time to build a good relationship with your local supplier, you will get high-quality ingredients at an affordable cost. So, you will be able to price your menu properly and attract more customers.