Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Thank you, Homegrown!

When you spend your days advocating for fresh, local, and sustainable food, people tend to (rightfully) hold you to high standards. After all, serving junk food at a Lettuce Link event would be like wearing a fur coat to a PETA meeting! But thanks to a partnership this year with Homegrown Sustainable Sandwich Shop, we can send Lettuce Link supporters home with satisfied taste buds and guilt-free consciences and spend more time growing good food and less seeking wholesome snack and dinner donations.

Homegrown’s menu changes seasonally and they source as many of their ingredients as they can locally and organically. But their commitment to sustainability doesn’t stop there. When they drop off food, we can’t help but admire the reusable wooden sandwich box and minimal packaging, even if we sometimes forget to return the salad tongs right away.  

We also appreciate Homegrown’s other ways of supporting Lettuce Link. We’ve been featured on their blog and they’ve also helped spread the word about voting for the Seattle Community Farm to receive part of a $20,000 grant. 

Yesterday marked the debut of a new menu for Homegrown, but so far some favorite sandwiches have been the farmers market veggie (you can’t beat beets and goat cheese!) and the roast pork. So if all this talk of delicious sandwiches has your taste buds aquiver, you could wait until the Marra Farm movie night in September to try some. Or you can stop by one of Homegrown’s three locations in Fremont, Capitol Hill, or Queen Anne this month and support a community minded business.

Is there a creative way your business could collaborate with Lettuce Link? Let us know by contacting lettucelink@solid-ground.org.

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