|Chef Lauren DeShields of Market 17 Restaurant, at Swank Table's Hot |
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According to DeShields, there is a strong farm-to-table movement in San Francisco. It started with some restaurants making dishes with local ingredients. This educated the people who then started asking for more locally sourced dishes at other restaurants.
This increased demand for local ingredients which allowed farmers to lower their prices. With lower prices more restaurants could source local ingredients to put into their dishes.
She joined the staff of Market 17, a well known farm-to-table restaurant in Ft. Lauderdale, in January 2012, as the Executive Chef.
"I love Swank Farm," DeShields said. She also loves other farms and cooperatives in Ft. Lauderdale and Miami where she sources greens, mushrooms, fruit, and tilapia.
Market 17 is located at 1850 SE 17th Street, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316