“Farm-to-table” at its heart, means that the food on the table came directly from a specific farm, without going through a store, market, or distributor along the way.
At Casa Nuova the food you’re enjoying, comes from the Fundora farm, just steps away from your table. Pioneering the farm-to-table movement in Georgia, Chef Antonio began planting vegetables in our garden nearby, here in Milton, Georgia, in 2002. At that time, we started out with one acre featuring staples such as tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, and potatoes. Through some trial and error, we’ve expanded our garden from one acre in 2002 to 16 acres in 2016!
Our garden is busiest during the spring and summer, where we use the full 16 acres. In 2016, we planted over 5,000 tomatoes! We expanded our garden to include herbs such as basil, oregano, and rosemary, as well as fruit trees for our homemade gelato. We use what we can at the restaurant and we freeze/can what’s left, like peppers, corn, tomatoes, okra, and fruit. During harvest, our customers may go home with a bag of fresh veggies!
During our fall garden, the most we do is 3 acres and we concentrate on greens like lettuce, spinach, and broccoli. In the winter, we use our 10 raised bed to host products like lettuce, spinach, and parsley.
In our garden, we have our own greenhouse and we also use natural fertilizers such as compost and manure. In addition, we plant sunflowers as a natural bug repellent. Our produce is made without pesticides, additives, or hidden sugars.
We are committed to cultivating and sourcing the best possible ingredients. Through our special garden, we are able to create and provide a quality, natural product because we care about the health of our customers and community.