Check out our incredible story!
Bleu Barn Bistro began in 2014
We are here to pay homage to our neighbors, farmers, and land we live on while providing our guests with the best flavors our region as have offer. We strive to source a majority of our meats and produce from local farmers and purveyors in our greater Piedmont Region. By sourcing products from our region, the bounties and scarcities of the season are always the theme of our menu. By using ingredients that are present in our region, we are able to serve foods that are fresher, buy food that is produced in a fair and equitable way, represent our historically local culinary traditions, and support our farmers who are striving to improve the quality of our food and land
Because of this focus, preservation is key. We dry, can, pickle, ferment, smoke, jam, preserve, and freeze like our ancestors did. We love the challenge and reward of preserving and enhancing flavors through out the year. Strawberry lemon poppy seed jam in the middle of January, that’s because we froze our farmers abundant strawberries at the peak of their season. House hot sauce changing flavor profiles from batch to batch, that’s because our team hand picks a variety of peppers at the end the season right before our farmer tears them up to make room for fall crops.
We buy mostly organic and heirloom grains and corn grown and milled in North Carolina. We want to help save our historical and heirloom varieties and show case them with the love and delicateness that our farmers put into bringing back these varieties
The animals that we purchase are grown the way they were intended. Our chickens are free range, our pork is pasture raised, our beef is grass fed and our seafood is right from our coast. We personally tour the farms that we work with. We know our farmers, we know their families, and we know their farms.
Our dry goods and paper products are always eco-friendly. We take our time to source from multiple companies to offer a variety of recyclable, compo-stable and sustainably made products. Please help us continue the life of our products by recycling and composting them when you are done.
Our team is made up of chefs with a variety of back grounds. Some have bachelor degrees in food science from Johnson & Wales University and some learned their way while working up the chopping block. Everyone on our team has input in our menu and specials. Our team, our farmers, our purveyors are like family. We work with them not to become rich one day, but to be a part of an organization, a family that is helping preserve our region and providing our customers with the best flavors our region has to offer. We hope our menu showcases our love for what we are doing.
Check out the farms we support!
Barbee Farms (part of T & A Barbee Family Farm, LLC) was formed in 2008. The family has deep roots in agriculture. Barbee Farms is honored to be a North Carolina Century Farm for continuous farming of more than 100 years. Brent, family member and farm manager, is a sixth generation farmer on this farm. We graduated from a small table at the market to multiple weekly farmers’ markets, a farm stand, restaurant and grocery store business, and participation in multi-farm CSAs plus one exclusively from our farm. Our family is extremely dedicated to this farm with everyone lending a hand to better our commitment of supplying a quality and safe product.
The farm currently consists of approximately 70 acres of fresh vegetables and fruit trees. Our intent is to maintain and strengthen soil properties and viability for future generations. We are not certified organic; however, we practice many organic methods along with conventional methods. The ultimate goal is to create a line of products that have the homegrown taste while maintaining the sustainability of our farm. Our family has always consumed and preserved fruits and vegetables from our farm; therefore, food safety is a priority. We recently received GAP certification through the NC Department of Agriculture.
Two Moons Farm
We are two, local, farming families who came together to form Two Moons Family Farms. We raise grass feed beef, pastured non-GMO pork and chicken, and non-GMO, grain-fed Wagyu beef. Two Moons Family Farms prides itself in producing all natural meat, using non-GMO feed, with no antibiotics or added hormones
Joyce Farms was started in 1962 by Alvin Joyce and is still a family-owned business today, with Alvin’s son, Ron Joyce, and his two sons, Ryan and Stuart, at the helm. We are located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and most of our partner farms are also located in the Carolinas, Georgia, and Virginia. Joyce Farms has come a long way since the company was founded in 1962. We’ve gone from just selling chickens to raising the very best all-natural poultry, beef and game for the top chefs, artisanal butchers, and educated consumers across the U.S. How and why did that happen? We saw the need for something better.
Over the years, our knowledge of raising poultry grew. We wanted to supply the top culinary markets with the taste, texture and culinary advantages of superior birds, raised with no pesticides, animal by-products, hormones, growth stimulators or antibiotics EVER. Today we do just that. It’s what we call Naked Chicken, and it’s the finest all-natural domestic chicken for sale in America.
The more we traveled the world and learned about culinary matters, the more we realized that Americans were missing out on a rich array of culinary class poultry. Our search took us to Europe where they have been cultivating slow-growing heritage breeds for generations. We found the nest of these to bring home, reviving traditional raising methods to produce specialty poultry and game that impresses even the most discerning chefs with its quality and flavor. We call this our Heritage Poultry – chicken, French Guinea hen and pheasant of exceptional texture and taste.