Farms and Vendors
These places are featured and utilized throughout all of our menus, cooking classes and events!
When we started Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen in 2013, our mission was to showcase local ingredients and create delicious dishes with them. Since we opened our doors, using local isn’t just something that we say.. it’s everything that we do! We built our business inside of a farmer’s market in Atherton and we still frequent that market on Saturday mornings.
Each menu for a cooking class and our family table meal and catering menus all showcase the fantastic ingredients, farms and vendors that we all have all around us. We can’t wait to share these with you!
Windy Hill Farm: New London, NC
Pastured Beef, Pork, Chicken and Eggs are used in our cooking classes, Saturday brunch and family table meals. We’ve featured WHF since we all met inside Atherton Market in 2013.
Freshlist: Charlotte, NC
Sourcing from many local farms throughout the region, Freshlist ingredients are used in nearly all of our events and menus.
Coto Family Farms: Vale, NC
Coto’s greens, vegetables and coffee are staples for our catering and cooking classes. Karin has been to several cooking classes herself since we’ve met her in 2013 inside of Atherton Market. The meticulous care she and Rene put into what they grow shows in its quality!
Shipley Farms Beef: Vilas, NC
We use this delicious Appalachian raised, dry aged beef from Shipley throughout our menu. Find their chuck in our pot roast, seared flank steak and many other cuts woven into our classes. We met the Shipley Family in summer 2020 through connections with the Piedmont Culinary Guild.
Fair Share Farms: Pfafftown, NC
We particularly love the mixed greens and lettuces from fair share! They are featured in salads on our family table meals and catering menus. We’ve worked with FSF since 2018.
Burton Farms: Lincolnton, NC
Particularly in the summer, Gene and his family deliver weekly with some of the best tasting tomatoes (we feature in our tomato pies), summer squashes, melons and other fruits. Their produce make up a lot of what we use in our kids camps!
Boy and Girl Farm: Waxhaw, NC
Year-round this husband and wife team grows hearty vegetables and greens that we feature in many of our classes and salads and bowls from our menus.
Urban Gourmet Mushrooms: Waxhaw, NC
Fun fact… mushroom expert Hiram and Alyssa have been friends since they worked in restaurants together in 2009. We enjoy every visit with Hiram when he brings over his beautiful harvest.