How Green Are We?
The name “Garden & Garnish” was a natural choice as we deliver “fresh from the garden” quality and eye-catching presentation. We like to use a broad assortment of fresh vegetables and garnishes from our own herb garden, and take pride in developing seasonal dishes that utilize many local ingredients from Eastern Shore farmers and watermen.
From the beginning, Garden & Garnish has always used the freshest local ingredients available. The Eastern Shore has the best to offer when it comes to crab meat, strawberries, melons, asparagus, sweet corn, tomatoes, peaches, blackberries, squash, green beans and such.
Our crabmeat is all Maryland caught and comes directly from the packing houses on Hooper’s Island. Our greens and garnishes come from either our own garden or Davoncrest Farms right here in Trappe. We grow our own tomatoes, cucumbers, melons, peppers & squash and purchase additional produce from Mr. Bill Eason (just 5 miles up the road) or from local farmer’s markets.
We have a very special person in our community, Mr. Donald Brown, that distributes our leftovers to local churches, shelters and family centers.
In addition to our china, we offer green disposables, such as:
- Greenware Cups - Made from corn, they are compostable and made in Pennsylvania.
- Chinet Plates - Made of molded fiber, they are compostable and made in the USA.
*New green disposables are becoming available everyday, so do not hesitate to ask for products not listed here.
We recycle glass, metal. plastic and paper, which includes the wine and beer bottles from your event.
We continue to compost.
When possible we encourage our staff to carpool with each other to our catered events. Our staff have really jumped on board with this one, it’s lonely to arrive by yourself !
Little by little we are making small improvements within our business to decrease our waste, limit our energy use and transition into a greener company.
We believe that supporting local merchants when possible limits the distance items have to travel to reach us and in turn reach your table.
One of our summer projects includes installing rain barrels for our herb and vegetable gardens. We tend to lean towards the “do-it-yourself ” philosophy of property maintenance - so we’ll let you know how this turns out…..
In late July, the rain barrels were successfully installed and the rainwater collected is being used to water our herbs.