Atlas Group Grows Farm To Table Experience (BBJ Story)
Atlas Restaurant Group is doubling down on the farm-to-table experience. The Baltimore-based company said Monday it has created Atlas Farms in Carroll County, with the goal of supplying 100% of the produce at its restaurants and becoming a certified organic farm within three years. In addition to supplying the restaurants, the farm's fruit, vegetables and herbs will also be sold at local farmers markets and donated to area food banks, according to a release from Atlas. This latest move by Atlas expands the company's Maryland footprint beyond Baltimore City where it currently operates nearly a dozen restaurants, including Ouzo Bay, The Bygone, Tagliata and more. Atlas Farms currently occupies five acres with the option to expand to 25 acres. There is also a heated greenhouse and two high tunnels that will enable year-round growing. The farm is located at 2089 Brown Road in Finksburg and was previously a corn and soybean farm.