Earth Day is celebrated on April 22nd each year, but we know it’s still important to do our part for the environment on a daily basis, in whatever small ways that we can.
At the Real Food Kitchen, we’re regularly looking at ways we can improve our sustainability – here’s a few points we’d like to share:
1. Sourcing local
We know global food production has a heavy impact on the earth, so whenever possible, we try to source our ingredients from local producers and suppliers. Not only does that reduce our overall carbon footprint, but we love supporting local farmers and businesses, and we believe that benefits our customers with a better tasting recipe.
2. Recycle or reuse our Real Food Kitchen delivery bags!
If you’re in the Toronto or Peel regions, you can simply put the entire bag in your recycling bin for collection. If you’re in the Halton, Hamilton, Durham or York regions – check your local municipality guides; if they’re not recyclable there, you can reuse them (thermal bags are great for lunches or groceries!) or you can leave them out when you’re expecting your next RFK delivery and we’ll happily recycle them for you.
3. The buzz is real
By now you’ve probably heard how important bees are to the world’s food security, but did you know the Real Food Kitchen has its very own beehives? And in 2019 we installed raised bed gardens filled with organically grown produce to a) benefit not just our bees, but all the bees around us b) educate our team about organic gardening practices.
Looking for some fun ways to teach your kiddos about being environmentally-conscious? Check out these links below!
Apple Snacktivity – hosted by chef Joshna Maharaj