Slow Food Snail Of Approval  

We are honored to have been awarded the Slow Food USA Snail of Approval by the Slow Food Sonoma County North Chapter. The Snail of Approval Award recognizes food and beverage establishments that have embodied Slow Food USA’s standard for good, clean, and fair food. The Snail of Approval is only awarded to select establishments that are making continuous efforts to improve the food system.

Our culinary and gardening teams collaborate closely to deliver a farm-to-table experience year-round. We take great pride in being our own sustainable grown farmers market, with estate-raised chickens supplying fresh daily eggs, estate-produced honey, sourcing our beef from our direct neighbor, and three dedicated gardens to support our culinary endeavors. Our garden adheres to sustainable practices such as low-till farming, composting, seed-saving for reseeding, and exclusively utilizing neem oil, a naturally occurring pesticide. If our estate doesn’t have what we need, we connect with the nearest local farmer who does. Farmer Mikey and Chef Bellec come together to ensure our menu is sustainable and delicious.

Snail of Approval recipients showcases outstanding achievements in sourcing, environmental impact, cultural connection, community involvement, staff support, and/or business values. Following a rigorous evaluation process, including a meticulous application submitted to the Slow Food Sonoma County North chapter and an on-site visit, we proudly earned the Snail of Approval.

Snail of Approval is an international award that brings attention to incredible organizations that embrace the Slow Food vision of good, clean, and fair food for all. Slow Food USA strives to create a world where all people can eat food that is good for them, good for the people who grow it, and good for the planet.


  • Believe in delicious nutrition as a right for everyday life
  • Cultivate joyful connections to community and place
  • Advocate for diversity in ecosystems and societies


  • Protect natural resources for future generations
  • Help people and the environment depend on each other
  • Promote food that is local, seasonal, and sustainably grown


  • Build local cooperation and global collaboration while respecting all laws
  • Require no prerequisite or credential for participation
  • Fight for dignity of labor from field to fork


Here are some other local establishments that have also been awarded the Snail of Approval.

St.Francis Culinary Farm

SingleThread Farm 

Jackson Family Gardens

Thank you to the Slow Food Sonoma County North Chapter for presenting us with this award. We believe that we are stewards of the land. It was here before us, and we want to take care of it not just today, but for those who come after us.

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