What a week, Berea! This past Friday is in the running for our biggest dance party YET! Thanks to some wild tunes by The Lowdown Brass Band, Fritz Schindler and The Handshake Deals!
Not only did we have rockin' music, we also had a great week for LOCAL FOOD! Featured vendors included Noodle Nirvana, serving up KY Proud Chicken from Pilgrim's Pride in Hickory, KY - a cooperative of 176 families, as well as Elmwood Inn black tea in their delicious Thai Tea.
We also hosted KY Strong BBQ for the first time this week. Their commitment to serving up ONLY Kentucky grown and produced products is right in line with our values and commitment to sustainability!
Big special shout-out to our weekly vendor, Fannie's Country Fried Favorites. Each week, they've shown a dedication to working on goals of sustainability - they've switched to all compostable dishware, source their meat locally, and home make just about everything! WE LOVE YOU, THANK YOU!
Throughout this concert series, we are doing our best to ensure the events have a minimal impact on the environment. Thank you all for your compliance in sorting your waste at our recovery station - each week, we divert recycling and compost from the landfill. Curious for more information about why sorting waste is important? Check out this resource for more information. Diverting waste can create soil, mitigate impact of climate change, and reduce energy consumption. As this article says, "Translating recycling and composting into climate change impact reminds us that recycling and composting are a powerful and significant part of the solution. They are not trivial." THANKS FOR DOING YOUR PART TO SUPPORT OUR VISION!
See you this Friday for more stellar music, and don't forget to stop by our featured non-profit booth, Kentucky Heartwood.