"... eating is an agricultural act. Eating ends the annual drama of the food economy that begins with planting and birth. Most eaters, however, are no longer aware that this is true. They think of food as an agricultural product, perhaps, but they do not think of themselves as participants in agriculture. They think of themselves as 'consumers'. If they think beyond that, they recognize that they are passive consumers..."
- Wendell Berry, The Pleasures of Eating, 1989
“Eating is an agricultural act," writes Kentucky author Wendell Berry, but it is also “a political act when we consciously choose what we eat, and where we obtain the food we put in our mouths.” And it's true -- we believe that we can both improve the quality of our lives and reduce our carbon footprint by making thoughtful, smart eating choices. For example, did you know that the average meal travels 1,500 miles from the farm to our plate, resulting in lost nutritional value and taste every mile of the way? A choice of local food is both healthier and more economical for all of us!
At the Pinnacle View Inn, we face the challenge of making intelligent, high quality food choices for our honored guests. Our slogan at the Pinnacle View Inn is… ”Relax and enjoy the good life.” As part of that commitment to a “good life”, we believe that our guests deserve the pleasure and enjoyment of delicious food created with care from healthy plants and animals .
The “pursuit of the good life" means enjoying the pleasures of high quality food that is grown and harvested with methods that have a positive impact on our local ecosystems and that promotes biodiversity. In turn, we help shape to our local community and stimulate a sustainable environment while celebrating our Appalachian culture and Southern regional diversity.
We value food and natural resources systems that are economically viable, environmentally sound and socially responsible. We believe this choice is important to promote local economies and an important step in reducing our carbon footprint. Consequently, our inn is committed “Green Cuisine” by using locally grown Kentucky products as much as possible.
For some organizations that share our commitments to green cuisine, check these links out: