It's Good to Go Green!
What we do
We are committed to sustaining ecologically conscience business practices
Our goal is to produce as little trash as possible. All of our food scraps are composted, even meat and dairy. All take-out containers, cups, lids and utensils we provide are compostable, as well! Most everything else is recyclable.
Our grocery inventory is influenced by ecological concerns. We try to buy products with minimal packaging and choose like-minded eco-friendly businesses to purchases our products from.
We support other local businesses. You'll notice a lot of local products on our shelves. We also use local meat, dairy and produce for our cooking.
We do not purchase any products with GMOs. 10 Reasons Why We Don't Need GM Foods
We offer an eight-foot section of bulk foods, allowing customers to buy as little or as much as they want at an affordable price. Buying bulk saves money and reduces packaging waste.
We use eco-friendly cleaning products, compact fluorescent light bulbs, pre-owned equipment and furniture, recycled printing paper, scrap paper, etc.
We are locavores!
A consumer who conscientiously purchases products that are grown, produced, or distributed by local businesses
For us, it is important to be part of the sustainability movement. This is why we first look to purchase products that are grown or produced right here in our community. We then look for products within the state and northeast region.
As locavores, not only do we eat fresher and better tasting food, we also reduce our carbon footprint and promote the economy of our communities, farmers, producers, and distributors. If we shift only 10% of our buying to local products we will contribute $23 million a year to our local economy.
What you can do to help us
Things you probably already know...
Shop local! - If you're in the store you've already double-succeeded! We are a small local business and we support other local businesses. Thanks for your support!
Bring your own bag - It doesn't have to be fancy. Plastic and paper bags are reusable, too. Bring them along!
Bring your own travel mug - Fill it up with organic coffee, tea, hot chocolate or just plain old water.
Put your waste in the right place - There shouldn't be much that you're not able to recycle or compost. Just find the right bin. If you're not sure where it goes, we're happy to help!
Use check or cash for purchases - Keep your money local - We understand how convenient it is to use a credit card. And, we except them all. Just keep in mind that each time you make a charge a percentage of your purchase goes to the credit card company.