- Lillian Oliveri
Buying Sustainable And Local Food Is Rewarding and Fun!
Updated: Nov 2, 2021
We had a lot of fun putting together our Sips and Snacks goody bags for our fundraising event in September. As you think of sipping, snacking, feasting, and giving thanks with loved ones in November, we thought we would pass along a few tips for selecting earth friendly products.
Where possible, seek to find products that are local, sustainably produced, organic, climate friendly and delicious. Give bulk buying a try! Challenge yourself to keep plastic to a minimum.
We know that eliminating plastic can be challenging. For example, when putting together our goody bags, we searched high and low for local crackers that did not have plastic packaging. While we were not successful in finding crackers without a plastic liner, we found a wonderful company that has taken a climate-friendly pledge and has focused on regenerative agriculture. Turns out that when you take some time to hunt down environmentally responsible products, you end up supporting some pretty cool companies.
Take time this November as you are carefully making grocery lists or planning menus to thoughtfully select products that are making a difference for our planet. Have some fun with it and let us know how it goes.
We are thankful for you!
A few of our Sips and Snacks goodies:
Chevoo - Tasty and local cheese packaged in glass (not plastic!)
Husch Winery - Local. Family Owned. Sustainable.
Moonshot Crackers - Delicious! Local. Climate-friendly pledge and focused on regenerative agriculture, Black female-founded and owned.
Paper Culture - Every product they sell is sustainable. Every order plants 1 tree. They have planted over 1,000,000 trees!
Pathwater - Local company. Very nice reusable/refillable aluminum water bottles with a mission to end single-use plastics.
Renee's Seeds - Non-GMO, organic. Offers a wide range of seeds that support pollinator health and well-being.
Organic Gala Apples from the Los Altos Farmers’ Market