Brian Strutz our #localfoodhero this week, is no stranger to the local food scene. His culinary career began at the age of 16 (on a pizza oven ironically enough). He's since trained both in Italy and at Blackberry Farm. He even had a small CSA-driven farm in South Knoxville years ago. Brian is now known for the delicious pizza and gelato he serves at @adopopizza, which is about to celebrate their 2-year anniversary.🎉 In a world where marketing and branding can confuse and muddle, especially with ploys by big chain restaurants who tout "farm fresh" or "local", Brian is a true proponent of the local food movement. He's at the farmers' market every week and sources mushrooms, cheese, herbs, greens, fruit, cream, vegetables, eggs, and honey from 14 farms on a regular basis.
He believes in supporting local farms because 🍓 It tastes better and is healthier
🌽 It supports and grows the local economy
🍑 Small, independent farmers can do what they do best--grow food and make an honest living off of it.
A Dopo is now open 7 days a week. Stop by and enjoy pizza or gelato that highlights local, seasonal produce. And be sure to tell Brian and his wife Jessica thank you for their integrity, transparency, and long-term support of the local food economy. 📢Shoutout to these great growers who frequent the A Dopo Menu: Special Growers, @zavels_family_farms , @abbeyfieldsfarm, @sevenspringsfarm, Sunrise Creamery, @mossycreekmushrooms, Old Bailey Farms, Circle V Eggs, @mountainmeadowsfarm, Shelton Farms, David Lay, @lacewingfarms, Three Graces Dairy, and Rushy Springs Farm. #localfoodhero #nourishknoxville #nourishchange #localfood #knoxrocks #easttennessee #inspiration #msfmknox #eatlocal