We strive to be a good steward of our city and its foodways and to produce the most sustainable + environmentally-friendly festival possible.

Safer culinary landscape

We are committed to using 100% compostable or reusable serviceware and work with a local compost company to compost at all festival events. Look for the appropriate bins throughout the festival that are dedicated to composting, recycling, and waste management.

Support local farmers and purveyors

Through efforts like going strawless, offering napkins upon request, implementing water usage protocols in our prep kitchens, digitizing handbooks + documents, launching a festival app, and implementing eco-friendly cleaning materials + pesticides, we have made considerable efforts to reduce our carbon footprint.

Healthier, safer, better eating

We strive to find a new life for as many items used during the festival as possible. Over 75% of all design elements are reused year-over-year or rented, and many festival events include a commemorative wine glass with the purchase of a ticket. Last, all leftover food product that is suitable for donation is given to a local community kitchen to feed homeless individuals.

Heritage Meaning

Heritage breeds are traditional livestock breeds that were raised by our forefathers. These are the breeds of a bygone era, before industrial agriculture became a mainstream practice. These breeds were carefully selected and bred over time to develop traits that made them well-adapted to the local environment and they thrived under farming practices and cultural conditions that are very different from those found in modern agriculture.

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