You’ve probably heard the term “locavore” tossed around in the last few years, but today’s food trend takes this movement to the next level.  Ethical eating is about eating food that is good for you, good for the community, and good for the earth.

Ethical eating asks you to make educated choices about all the food you consume – whether locally harvested, safely caught, or humanely produced. Yes, local food plays a big role, but ethical eating goes further – asking you to consider a variety of  issues including sustainability, carbon footprint, pollution, ecosystem impact, and more.

For seafood, the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program is a great resource to identify sustainably farmed and ecologically safe fish.  They’ve even got a free app you can reference whenever you go grocery shopping!

Fresh produce? Look no further than your own backyard! Gardening is back, and with all the great resources available online, its easier than ever to get started.  Pippin Hill is excited to begin to cultivate our own Kitchen Garden this spring.  Look out for fresh-from-the-farm organic herbs, heirloom tomatoes, blackberries, raspberries, figs, and more!

At Pippin Hill, our “Real Food, Real Farmers, Real Communities” commitment drives our philosophy towards food sourcing.  We have partnered with several local farms, including Caromont FarmsMeadow Creek DairyHorse and Buggy Produce to supply us with the freshest, in season ingredients. Help us support our local farmers by buying local when you can!

Photos thanks to: CowHay Bales,  Seafood Watch AppFishTomatoesHerbs

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