Award your favorite CT green restaurant the winner of the People’s Choice Nature’s Plate from The Nature Conservancy. What does it mean to be green? The Conservancy has established a list of Green Guidelines and is asking visitors to their site to vote for their favorite eatery. CT nominees include Le Farm in Westport, Six Main in Chester, G-Zen and Sea Grass Grill in Branford, and Zinc in New Haven.
Green Guidelines include:
Sustainable seafood. Uses ocean-friendly seafood that comes from a sustainable source (not depleting fish populations).
Free-range and grass-fed meat. Uses meat that is grass-fed, free-range, raised without antibiotics, organic and/or sustainably raised.
Organic. Uses organic produce or other organic food.
Local and Seasonal. Uses regionally (within 300 miles) or locally (within 100 miles) grown produce.
Water. Serves tap water rather than bottled water.
Whether you’re a vegan, vegetarian or a meat-eater, it’s a good bet the healthiest and tastiest food on your table came from nature. From the oysters growing out in the Sound, to the tomatoes soaking up the sun at the farm down the road, healthy food demands a healthy planet. And our planet is nurtured when food production is sustainable.
The Nature Conservancy is working with food producers everywhere to bring healthy food to the plate in the cause of a healthy environment.
Make a difference by voting for your favorite green CT restaurant to win a People’s Choice Nature’s Plate award.
Wondering which restaurants to vote for?
Click here to vote.