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Sustainable Recipe Series: Ayrshire Farm® Cider Roasted Chicken

Our newest recipe is from Ayrshire Farm®, a Green Restaurant Distributor™ located in Virginia. Find all of their sustainable meat offerings here. They also have two Certified Green Restaurant® locations, Gentle Harvest and Hunter's Head Tavern. Ayrshire Farm® Cider Roasted Chicken Working time: 35 minutes Total preparation time: about 2 hours, plus overnight Serves 4 Ingredients: 1 large Ayrshire Farm® Certified Organic and Humane roasting chicken (about 6 pounds) For the brine: 3 quarts of water 1 quart apple cider 1/4 Cup kosher salt 1 T black peppercorns 1 bay leaf 1 large onion, peeled and halved 4 parsley sprigs 4 garlic cloves, peeled For basting: 2 Cups apple cider Instructions: Combi

Zeroing in on Restaurant Food Waste

In the United States, 40% of all food goes to waste. Restaurants are a big part of this story, with each one sending annually about 50,000 pounds of food to landfills, which emits harmful greenhouse gases. It’s important for restaurants to reduce the amount of food waste created in the first place, and when there is unavoidable food waste, restaurants need to dispose of it in the most environmentally responsible way. The graphic below is EPA’s food recovery hierarchy, which helps prioritize and identify ways to reduce how much waste gets sent to the landfill. EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge is a great resource to help your business assess your current food waste, and then help you prevent and

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