If you’re anything like us then you like to shop local for not only your clothes but also your food. However some people struggle with the “Why?”. Why should I shop local and organic? For us, there is just something about eating a meal that you know has been made with fresh and local foods! Because let’s face it, strolling through Kroger is just not the same as strolling through a farmers market or fresh produce stand.
With Crushed Ice Catering we go above and beyond to insure that our meals are made with as many fresh, local, and organic products because not only do we find it important, but our head Chef also believes in this. As we have written on our website this is what our head Chef, Laurence Agnew, has to say about buying local and eating organic.
“As a chef, I’m happy to use organic whenever possible. Organic catering is important to me because in the simplest of terms “It just tastes better!” and there is a reason for this. . not only is locally sourced organic food fresher, local foods produce something known as terroir – which means the food tastes like the area from where it is cultivated. Organic to me also means removing harmful GMOs, irradiation practices and dangerous pesticides and fertilizers. Organic farming in itself is friendlier to wildlife and helps the local economy and farmers to thrive and what they are talented at doing. Lastly organic foods have a lot more important nutrients that are lost in the modern day farming practices.”
However with shopping local and organic, people worry about the cost, accessibility, and if the benefits are really worth it. You can now stop your fretting because we are here to save the day! To keep your meals fresh and clean we have created a list of some of our favorite places we like to use here at Crushed Ice Catering to stay true to our motto of cooking with organic and local products.