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Sustainability: it’s about people, attitudes, communities and lifestyles...and your food business! One way to inspire others to join the sustainability movement within the food industry is to make your mobile food business sustainable! Read on for some small changes that can help make a big difference.
The new year often brings commitment to positive action for ourselves and others. This month we put an apple on our Giving Tree for a non-profit working hard to make the world a brighter, safer place for children.
FN Newsletter Editor
15 Tips To Make A Sustainable Food Truck
By Richard Myrick for mobile-cuisine.com
It’s not possible for everyone all the time. But when it is possible, support your local farmers. Take your food truck team to visit a farmer. It is a good exercise in remembering that each piece of food has a story, and a person behind it.
Find a sustainable meat producer
Sustainable meat can have many definitions, but generally speaking, sustainable meat comes from animals raised on open pasture without the use of added hormones and antibiotics.
Know your seafood
The criteria for evaluating the sustainability of seafood differ from those for agriculture. Inform yourself and demand that your suppliers are informed too. If they can’t tell you where a fish is from and how and when it was caught, you probably don’t want to be serving it.
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Please help us make Festival and Promoter Ratings a stronger part of the FN toolbox. You'll find a link to recently ended events on your My Account page.
Better yet, bookmark this page for frequent visiting! Happy Rating!
The FestivalNet Giving Tree
Every child deserves to be fed, sheltered, clothed; and, to have the opportunity to grow and be safe with the people they trust. Sadly, for hundreds of thousands of children, this isn’t the case.
The Parenting Path believes positive actions create thriving homes. The non-profit provides a variety of programs to prevent and treat child abuse with 20 different services and support groups, reaching over 10,000 individuals in North Carolina.
Our fearless leader and CEO, Kurt, chose the Parenting Path to receive a portion of our gross profits this month. See all our apples up on our Giving Tree page!