'Local' marketing claims have recently taken center stage across the food galaxy. The shift occurred as the destructive effects of GMO’s, glyphosate, fluoride, MSG and artificial colors and flavors became widely known. While few restaurants actually live up to the promise of "all-natural and organic," this awakening implies many Arkansas visitors must be seeking a completely different dining experience than that offered at our rural venues today.
At Chez Kiva we see a striking disconnect between many of Arkansas’ blighted rural farm-communities and today's just-in-time current distribution means. In slightly longer than it takes to create a demonstration roadside food forest, Café Chez Kiva proposes to fill this cultural & culinary void, as our downloads below explain.
Food insecurity here is among the worst in the nation. Our fields are nutritionally spent, biologically insect-free and rendered fallow. The question is, why? And why do restaurants across rural America neglect to help us meet our actual daily nutritional needs?
To us, the thought of NOT fortifying Arkansas’ organic food production is largely unthinkable. We believe that healthy eating begins by rebuilding the soil mantle and propose to do so through a full-circle community-building process.
Investing in Arkansas' future means reinvesting in our country's youth. As life-long nutritional advocates we address these issues as a vital national concern. Even in its current 'virtual state' Café Chez Kiva seeks to reignite the once industrious mid-American bread basket, by engaging in fair-trade partnerships, de-centralized regional production systems and TEAL management and mentorship practices.
Travelers, having encountered mile-after-mile of nutritionally-valueless dining choices will be just as impressed by Chez Kiva's socially inclusive ambience as they are in our value-driven product lines. Through this mission we plan to provide a proficiency of services that resonates throughout the regional markets we choose to serve.
Our current project to instigate a Nutritional Renaissance in Arkansas!