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Sustainable Purchasing at Stowe Mountain Lodge

As part of the purchasing and the Green Team here at Stowe Mountain Lodge, I enjoy being able to find local products from farmers around New England to uphold the Lodge’s commitment to farm-to-table dining.

With August now under way, and with more sunshine and warm weather around for another six or more weeks in New England, gardens and crops are starting to peak all over Vermont-they don’t call this time of year Harvest for nothing!

This now gives us the opportunity to purchase Vermont-grown produce more consistently for Solstice and Hourglass restaurants. Currently, squashes, tomatoes and berries are flourishing and soon to follow will be corn and root veggies. 

Since Vermont is still a bit limited with what we can purchase locally year round, it is good to see that the availability of our neighbor’s products is getting closer and closer to our borders.  This week, squash is coming from Vermont, corn from Rhode Island, blueberries from New Jersey, herbs, micros and lettuces from Massachusetts. 

Of course our cheese and dairy is from Vermont and is as local as right down the road in Stowe!  This also includes Stowe Ice Cream, which is made from St. Albans Co-op milk. 

As always, we support local and sustainable sources as much as possible. Many of our staff are known to plant their own gardens and share and trade with friends and co-workers as well. We hope you will do the same!

 Dan Kirkpatrick is a member of the Purchasing team at Stowe Mountain Lodge. He makes sure that everything gets delivered efficiently and on time to the Lodge, and we mean everything! He is also a member of the Destination Earth Green Team at Stowe Mountain Lodge and very passionate about keeping Vermont and the rest of the world beautiful and pristine.

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