Green Weddings: Food Focus

24 Nov

As described in THIS article by wedding guru Blake Krizberg, “green” or ecological weddings are the latest trend in tying the knot. Averaging around $20,000, putting the word “green” in front of “wedding” seems to be an oxymoron, but there are tons of way to reduce a wedding’s ecological impact (and save some money at the same time!). Planet Green lists cutting down the guest list as the primary way to go green on the big day, but by using local vendors, “going green” can occur in even the littlest wedding details. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, we’ll focus on ways to make sure your wedding day feast is eco-chic!

The two main qualifiers for green cuisine are ORGANIC and LOCAL. While “organic” ensures no environmentally-harmful chemicals have been used in the processing of the food, “local” eliminates carbon-emitting shipping of the food from foreign and cross-country locales. Together, these two make for a delicious and eco-friendly cuisine. As the green movement has swept the country in recent years, finding caterers who use only organic and local ingredients is getting increasingly easier. Here’s a list of some of our favorite green caterers right here in Boston—and be sure to visit their websites, as all have mouth-watering sample menus!

  • Ariadne Catering Consider the roast lamb–it was featured in Boston Globe Magazine.
  • The Catered Affair I can personally recommend the delicious cuisine provided by The Catered Affair as I was just at a Boston Public Library event catered by them. (The artichoke-stuffed ravioli was amazing!)
  • Season to Taste Catering A Boston.Com’s Best of Boston 2010 award-winner.
  • Tables of Content Catering 2010 winner of The Improper Bostonian’s Boston’s Best.

 

Want to know how “green” your wedding knowledge is? Take this fun quiz from Planet Green: Green Wedding Quiz. I scored 78% correct, can you beat me?

 

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