Locally sourced and sustainably farmed ingredients

What is Responsible Sourcing?

It sounds a lot like chores and homework. Well, to us it means holding farmers and suppliers accountable for providing ingredients that meet our standards for sustainability. These standards translate into the respectful treatment of animals, farmers, customers and the environment. And while it takes extra effort to source sustainably, we think it’s worth the sacrifice. After all, you have to be willing to break a few cage-free eggs to make an omelet.

Our Farmers

Satur Farms, owned by chef Eberhard Müller and his wife Paulette Satur, is dedicated to growing the finest vegetables and culinary ingredients. It began when they purchased their original farm on the North Fork of Long Island in 1997, with the intention of growing some vegetables and herbs for Chef Müller’s restaurant. Colleagues in New York City asked if they might be able to buy their produce, and the farm as a business became a reality.

Authentic Beef

OK, we admit it….we have no idea what animals are truly thinking. But if we had to bet on it we would wage that they are pretty upset about living on high density factory farms. It just doesn’t look like a fun place to live. So we source our beef from farms where cows can roam in the pasture and we source our chickens from cage-free, antibiotic-free farms.

Authentic uses Cedar River Farms for our pork and beef. We’re committed to top quality, compassion for the animals and family farming Cedar River Farms share this commitment and we’re proud to have them as our source for our delicious speciality salads.

Free Range Birds

Our birds live a life of berry eating and dirt scratching with the freedom to roam around acres of farmland with their fellow antibiotic-free feathered friends.

They are ‘free as a bird’ so to speak.

Organic Dairy

The yogurt we use in dressing or smoothies is organic and of course rBGH-free, antibiotic free, and comes from pasture raised cows.

The Environment

A truly environmentally focused attitude includes a commitment to using paper-goods with a reduced impact on the environment. Authentic uses corn based compostable PLA containers and recycled paper whenever possible. Today, you either take responsibility for your decisions and actions or you do not. At Authentic, we believe in our accountability to our customers but also to the environment.