A Boulder restaurant is having a positive impact on the planet and our bodies! This restaurant…
To take it even further, this restaurant composts all of the kitchen scraps and uses the fertilizer on the farm creating a full circle of life/completing the growing cycle.
For all of these reasons and more, The Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse received the most votes from the public and has been named the Nature’s Plate People’s Choice winner in the Boulder/Denver area. Restaurants that serve ingredients that fit some or all of the following criteria were considered: organic, local, in-season foods, source sustainably managed seafood, or offer grass-fed and free-range meat options.
Nature’s Plate offers a way to highlight some of the restaurants that are leading and supporting a shift toward sourcing local foods and using sustainable practices for farming, ranching and fishing. “Food is one of the most important and personal ways you connect with nature. Support your local restaurants that offer sustainable beef and locally harvested produce,” said Tim Sullivan, state director for the Conservancy in Colorado. “You can boost the local economy, enjoy a great meal and help the planet.”
“We are committed to sourcing as many foods as possible from within the state, including locally produced beer, wine, meats, and fish. The Teahouse also participates in local recycling projects, and uses 100% compostable paper products for both in-house uses and To-Go orders,” said Sara Stewart Martinelli from Three Leaf Concepts which owns The Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse.
Bite-sized actions make a big difference for consumers and the planet. Nature’s Plate is brought to you by The Nature Conservancy and Open Table. The promotion launched on April 30 and closed on June 21. There were winners in eleven other cities. To view the list of winners and learn more about The Nature Conservancy’s work with farmers, fishermen and ranchers, visit www.nature.org/naturesplate. You can also watch a Nature’s Plate video by clicking here.
The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. The Conservancy and its more than 1 million members have protected nearly 120 million acres worldwide. Visit The Nature Conservancy on the Web at www.nature.org.