Avid gardeners who love food, co-owners Carrie Catterall and Jodi Haines opened Ma Mosa's restaurant in Grants Pass in 2012. Located inside a historic brick building at 18 NW E St., the women strive to serve only whole, Non-GMO Project Verified foods that are locally grown.
"We want to serve food that we know where it came from and that we can feel good about giving our customers, because it's the same as what we would give our families," Catterall says.
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Catterall, who also serves as the head chef, feels blessed to live in such a rich agricultural area and wants to take full advantage of the bounty. "Everything from our kitchen is made from scratch and made with love," she says. "We work with local farms, so we support our community and foster sustainability."
Though they have a standard menu, Catterall says there are often six to eight daily specials based on what comes in the door from their growers. "We give the kitchen staff the freedom to be creative with specials," she says. "For example, our local fisherman just brought in 50 pounds of ahi tuna that was swimming in the ocean two days ago. Today we are serving ahi tacos with cucumber salsa."
The restaurant serves breakfast and lunch from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekends. Inside, Ma Mosa's has seating for 27, but recently added a garden patio that seats 40.