Guam restaurants creatively utilizing local produce - KUAM.com-KUAM News: On Air. Online. On Demand.

Guam restaurants creatively utilizing local produce

Posted: Updated:

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."

  • NEWS HEADLINESMore>>

  • Senators debate concept of "exceptional term contracts"

    Senators debate concept of "exceptional term contracts"

    Senators opened up their April legislative session with discussion on a bill to provide for "exceptional term contracts." Sponsor Senator Tom Ada explains that for certain projects, would-be developers are seeking longer lease terms. An example is the GuaMore >>
    Senators opened up their April legislative session with discussion on a bill to provide for "exceptional term contracts." Sponsor Senator Tom Ada explains that for certain projects, would-be developers are seeking longer lease terms. An example is the GuaMore >>
  • Ron Molano Taitano sentenced for smuggling drugs back into prison

    Ron Molano Taitano sentenced for smuggling drugs back into prison

    A man who tried to hide drugs in his slipper so that he could smuggle it into the prison is sentenced in District Court today. Ron Molano Taitano will serve 18 months to run consecutive with his 2012 case. As reported, he released from DOC custody last yeMore >>
    A man who tried to hide drugs in his slipper so that he could smuggle it into the prison is sentenced in District Court today. Ron Molano Taitano will serve 18 months to run consecutive with his 2012 case. As reported, he released from DOC custody last yeMore >>
  • GW teacher wins award for excellence

    GW teacher wins award for excellence

    An island teacher has been recognized for inspiring her students. Darlene Respicio Eay Quichocho, a drama and English teacher at George Washington High School wins the first Jane Wha-Young Kim scholarship award for teaching excellence. The $10,000 award rMore >>
    An island teacher has been recognized for inspiring her students. Darlene Respicio Eay Quichocho, a drama and English teacher at George Washington High School wins the first Jane Wha-Young Kim scholarship award for teaching excellence. The $10,000 award rMore >>
Powered by Frankly