Food + Drink
Food and drink, though it may not be so obvious at first, can have a huge impact on our local and global environment. Here are a few things to consider when choosing and/or working with your wedding caterer.
1) Local: In the US, food typically travels around 1,500 miles from where it was farmed to your plate (source: AustinTexas.gov). Sourcing your food and drink locally reduces food miles as well as supports the local economy. Ensure that the food you are procuring locally is also in season to further reduce the additional energy required to grow food when it’s not natural to do so (e.g. heating greenhouses).
2) Organic: Choosing organic over conventionally produced food (i.e. using chemicals and fertilizers) helps maintain the health of our ecosystems and conserves biodiversity. This holds true for alcohol too, with an increasing number of wines being labeled as USDA organic.