UA-8412995-1 The Southport Globe: SOUTHPORT Beach stand sells organic, locally grown food

Thursday, August 30, 2012

SOUTHPORT Beach stand sells organic, locally grown food

Hunter Hill King wants to reinvent the beach concession stand and it looks like he's off to a good start. In June, the 26-year-old Westport native took over the snack bar at Southport Beach, outfit it with tiki torches and stocked the kitchen with locally grown, organic ingredients. Called King's Kitchen, the pastel-painted shanty serves up grub like lobster rolls, tomato gazpacho and shrimp tacos with toasted coconut. No pre-packaged sandwiches. No bags of corn chips.
"We want to change the standard for concession stands," said King, who runs the gourmet food stand with his two brothers and a couple of friends. "People are being served such junk at these concession stands. I eat organic and I eat from local farms and I want other people to eat the way I eat because it's healthy, it's saving gas and it's helping the local economy. I'm passionate about it."
All the produce served at King's Kitchen comes from Riverbank Farm in Roxbury. All the meat and poultry is from Ox Hollow Farm, also in Roxbury. King stocks up on ingredients every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at farmers markets in Newtown, New Canaan and Westport. The food is fresh, succulent and locally sourced. READ MORE:

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