Chipotle Mexican Grill
Join us at The Breakers Palm Beach (www.thebreakers.com) on Monday April 6th for our Spring edition of the Localecopia Meet & Greet. Come meet local growers, producers, chefs and others interested in the local movement. The event is from 1:00pm - 3:00pm.
Attendance is free of charge. All that we would ask is for an RSVP to INFO@LOCALECOPIA.ORG
At the event Chipotle Mexican Grill will announce the winners of the Seed Money: Third-Party Food Safety Audit Grant.
Members, please RSVP your table for the event. INFO@LOCALECOPIA.ORG
The mission of Localecopia is to support the local economy, to capitalize on group synergies, promote environmental awareness, initiate sustainable practices, lessen our carbon footprint and to create a new business model that will continue to grow into other local communities.
The Localecopia Focus:
Local Product Consumption
Education & Research
Conservation & Sustainability
Eliminating The Disconnect Between Producer And User
Renewable Energy Communication
Bringing Together Individual Initiatives Marketing
"Branding", The Localecopia Concept
Creating A New Way Of Doing Business
2009 Culinary Academy Award Winner - Sustainability on the Florida Scene (Cordon d'Or - Gold Ribbon and the Florida - America's Culinary Paradise Academy Awards Program)
"As a farmer, I am pleased to have this new opportunity to communicate with chefs and other agricultural producers. The knowledge gained from participating in this organization will help us to plan our crops so that we can do a better job of supplying local restaurants with the produce that they want".
â€œThis type of alliance is a win- win situation for everyone concerned: the agricultural community, the citizens, the consumer, and the environment. We need to look for innovative ways to provide safe and affordable food and be sustainable. We need our Hospitality businesses to utilize local products, contribute to the local economy and embrace sustainability concepts.â€� Joan Dusky - Associate Dean for Extension - Agricultural Program Leader - University of Florida
â€œOne of the goals at The Breakers is to be a leader in sustainable environmental practices. Procuring food and other products locally
is critical to helping run a sustainable business. Buying local not only reduces greenhouse gas emissions created from procuring items
from national and international sources but gives us fresher, more nutritious and even safer products. I believe Localecopia is the
logical solution to make local sustainable product procurement viable. Localecopia also provides a network to enable our community
to develop meaningful sustainability programs. I think this is a model for any community to develop the changes critically needed be
better caretakers of our environment.â€� â€” Rick Hawkins - Director of Materials Management - The Breakers Palm Beach.
Here are just some of the local products available:
Non-Edible (Decorative) Flowers