Wood Four Brewery at the Barlow in Sebastopol is doing it right!
Wood Four at the Barlow is one of my new favorite restaurants in Sebastopol. The chef Tom Adamian is committed to sourcing ingredients that organic and sustainable and is creating some amazing delicious food on the menu. The brussel sprouts and fermented vegetables are my favorite dishes I have tried so far, but everything I have had there has been outstanding. It is wonderful to have another fabulous restaurant in West Sonoma County that is Non GMO and committed to local organic and humanely raised food.
Let's not forget this is a brewery too, they are focused on brewing the finest farmhouse style beers. Woodfour specializes in brewing saisons, sours and barrel aged beers with a strong awareness of terroir. Woodfour's master brewer, Seth Wood, has an extensive background in wine making and fermentation having studied fermentation science at CSU, Fresno. Seth draws heavily on his background as he creates yeast driven beers inspired by the timeless traditions of European farmhouse brewers.
They have an outdoor patio as well as a dining room and bar inside. It's a wonderful place to have a relaxing dinner. See more details on their sourcing below.
They use rice bran oil in the fryer. They use Tiger EVOO 100% Olive oil for all cooking and dressings. They get their pork from Walnut Keep Pigs which are pastured raised, humanely raised and no GMO feed, they actually eat walnuts. They use Oakridge Angus Beef which is grass fed and Non GMO grain finished. They use organic Giaum eggs. They currently use Petaluma Poultry chicken which is not organic, but is non gmo verified. Seafood is from 2 by Sea who are the leading responsible, sustainable seafood purveyors on the west coast. They use mostly organic and local produce such as Red H Farm, Singing Frogs Farm, and Paul's Produce to name a few. Dairy is from Tomales Bay and Straus Dairy. Straus is organic and non GMO certified. The milk, cream, and sugar are not currently organic, but this may change soon. Avoid: Milk, Cream and Sugar to avoid GMOs here.