Farmhouse’s mission is to support local artisanal and boutique producers who are conscious of what goes into their products and how they are produced. From farmers and fisherman to wine and spirits makers, their food is created through the sourcing of only the best ingredients. Simple, flavorful and creative dishes are not only inspired by the ingredients themselves, but the network of friends who supply them with the quality ingredients that Farmhouse is known for.
Farmhouse’s close relationship with local farmers has developed over twenty years of weekly trips to the Santa Monica Farmers Market. “In 1998 I decided to begin sourcing as much of our produce as I could through local farms and farmers, and my weekly trips to the market began. Once we made a commitment to this philosophy, our cooking and routines were changed forever.” – Farmhouse Owner and Executive Chef Rich Mead
During his 35 years of culinary expertise, Chef Rich Mead has cultivated relationships with the highest regarded local organic farms, allowing him to create the freshest menus using locally sourced, seasonal ingredients and specially grown vegetables. In 2016, after years of planning, Chef Mead unveiled a unique and sustainable field-to-fork dining experience at Farmhouse, located within Roger’s Gardens. Nestled on over 6 acres in the garden-like setting, Farmhouse features exclusive wines, craft beers, signature cocktails, artisan refreshments and a healthy based seasonal cuisine.