Added 10 November, 2013
Farm-to-table, a moniker that's short for fresh food, locally sourced and unadulterated from the time it is picked to the time it reaches the kitchen, has been part of the dining lexicon for a while now. The trend has become so pervasive, in fact, that it is showing up in other parts of our lives. Take spas, for example. Put in the spa context, one of the things that farm-to-table connotes is sustainability and greenness: using ingredients that are less processed and more organic. At the Spa at the Omni Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, for example, treatments are incorporating fresh herbs like basil, marjoram, rosemary, and sage from the spa's own on-site garden. At Sorrel River Ranch Resort & Spa in Moab, Utah, guests are also salved with herbal tinctures created from the spa's home farm, as they are at least a dozen other spas around the world. The trend for pure, local, and organic products created in small batches is clearly going strong. Expect to see this expand to all parts of our lives.