Our pork, veal, and beef come from Ayrshire Farm in Upperville, which is the first Virginia farm to be certified as both organic and humane. The humane certification ensures that the animals are not only fed a nutritious diet without antibiotics or hormones, but also that they have access to shelter, resting areas, and the ability to engage in natural behaviors. Ayrshire Farm raises Berkshire and Old Spot hogs, two heritage breeds that originated in the British Isles, as well as Holstein and Jersey calves. Raised primarily on mother’s milk and grass in a stress-free environment and never confined, their meat is naturally a rosy color. Our certified organic grass-fed beef also comes from Ayrshire Farm, which specializes in raising rare and endangered breeds like the Scottish Highland and Ancient White Park.
Restaurant Nora has always been committed to wild seafood, especially from the pure waters of Alaska, and we support fisheries endorsed by the Marine Stewardship Council.
Realizing that wild fish populations have nearly been pushed to extinction, Nora and her partners created a sustainable aquaculture business, Blue Circle, which supplies the restaurant with Norwegian salmon. We continue to search for similarly minded eco-conscious fish sources.