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Conscious Kitchen: 3 Tips for Reducing Environmental Footprint


In a world where being kind to Mother Earth is more important than ever, trying to figure out what you can do can often feel overwhelming. That’s why we’ve compiled a few helpful tips you can start today! While these suggestions may seem small, they can make a big impact!

Savoring Every Bite: The Art of Meal-Prepping

Here in the south, we know the value of a good meal. So why let any of it go to waste? It’s time to embrace the art of meal-prepping! Plan your week’s supper, cook up a storm, and then store those delicious meals in reusable containers. Not only does it save time in the kitchen, but it also means less food wasted and more money saved. That’s what we call a win-win!

Not sold on the idea of meal-prepping? Don’t worry. We’ve put together even more helpful tips and trips for successful meal planning here. Plus, we’ve taken the guesswork out of each night of the week with our 7 Days of No Brainer Meals.

Ditch the Plastic Wrap

Forget about plastic wrap and aluminum foil— here, we've got something better: beeswax food wraps! Picture this: organic cotton, beeswax, himalayan pine tree resin, and organic coconut oil, all wrapped up in a sweet little package. That’s exactly what you’ll get out of Buzzee Sandwich Wraps (available in fun designs like Bees at Work and Aqua).

These babies are perfect for covering up your leftovers, wrapping up your sandwiches, and keeping your biscuits fresh as a daisy. Plus, they're reusable! Just give them a wash and they're good to go again. With proper care, your Buzzee sandwich wrap could last up to 200 uses.

Bonus... Buzzee is a Georgia-based, family-owned small business.

Get Down to the Farmers Market

When it comes to fresh veggies and homegrown charm, nothing beats a trip to the farmers market. Skip the big-box stores and head on down to your local market to stock up on the freshest, most delicious produce around. Not only are you supporting local farmers and small-scale agriculture, but you're also cutting down on carbon emissions from long-haul transportation.

We may be biased, but our favorite is the Farmers Market at Farmview, hosted every Saturday, late May to early September. While you’re here, you can grab various handmade crafts, delicious baked goods, fresh produce, and more. Make a day out of it and grab lunch from our Chef’s Farm Table, local ice cream at the Ice Cream Shop, and high-quality meat from local suppliers in our Butcher Shop.

Whether you're meal-prepping like a pro, ditching plastic wrap in favor of beeswax food wraps, or hitting up the farmers market for some homegrown goodness, there are plenty of ways to cook sustainably and keep Mother Earth smiling.