Several North Dakota farmers are taking a step closer to the consumer by opening an upscale restaurant in the
Members of the North Dakota Farmers Union hired a consulting firm to help them develop a plan to get more money for the products they produce. The result will be a new restaurant called Agraria. The high-end restaurant will feature fresh meat, vegetables and specialty crops from the farmer owners located in 25 states.
Although the idea originated in
In addition to serving farm-fresh foods, the group hopes to “unobtrusively educate” its patrons about the lives of farmers and ranchers. They chose D.C. for their first restaurant’s location for two reasons:
- Being the hub of government, it never goes out of business.
- Many people there have a lot of disposable income and are decades removed from the farm.
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