Congratulations to Nancy Allen Roper, owner of the Boxcar Cantina in Greenwich, for becoming Fairfield County’s first restaurant to receive a Green Restaurant Certification from the Green Restaurant Association. According to the GRA web site, Certified Green RestaurantsTM meet the following standards:
1. Use a comprehensive recycling system for all products that are accepted by local recycling companies.
2. Free of polystyrene foam (“Styrofoam”) products.
3. Commit to completing four Environmental Steps per year of membership. (refer to Environmental Guidelines)
4. Complete at least one Environmental Step after joining the GRA.
In addition, The Boxcar sources a lot of local/sustainable/organic food including Connecticut pasture raised beef and Niman Ranch pork and turn it into delicious Northern New Mexican cuisine. Maybe you’ve tasted their tamales at the Fairfield Indoor Winter Farmer’s Market on Sanford Street at the Fairfield Theater Company? Yum!
Stop by the restaurant on Old Field Point Road in Greenwich or visit them at the Fairfield Farmers’ Market on Sanford Street Saturdays from 10-2 through May to get a delicious meal, congratulate Nancy and thank her for giving consumers an excellent green dining choice.