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Nestled in the heart of Hagatna is 9th Street Rotary. Opened since last June, the small rotary bistro was opened with the assistance of Farm to Table Guam. It is one of the restaurants that are using the freshest ingredients possible using the farm-to-table model, and even ocean-to-table.

Chef Grant Williams told KUAM News, "It's fresher than having to wait for stuff to go in. We get it fresh and we're supporting local farmers." Deliciousness comes from our local farms instead of large, industrial farms thousands of miles away.  When sourcing food from local farms, fruits and vegetables are harvested at the height of ripeness. "Eggplants, cucumbers, locally grown lettuce and greens, local corn, but then whatever comes up seasonal, we'll do special dishes and have our creative minds roll with it," Chef Williams added.

The farm-to-table scene is a refreshing trend in today's hectic, technology-driven world. The movement brings us back to the basics and encourages us to enjoy fresh, simple foods. More of today's consumers understand the value of eating local, seasonal food. "When we do describe an item that we have on special, we note it's local distributor or supermarket," he said. By supporting restaurants with farm-to-table practices, you are also supporting the local farms creating a happier eco system and local economy!

Chef Williams proudly said, "What we're buying here - it's going back to support local farmers and hopefully so they can produce more produce and other restaurants can purchase and we can use more throughout the year."

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