To put it in their own words, they're "part sustainable water company, part art project, part philanthropic project, and completely curious."We've spotted our boxed water on blogs and all over Instagram in the hands of environmentally conscious (or, just thirsty) Seattleites. If you forgot your water bottle, this is a great choice - just see below to find out why. photo by Lacie Powell
Boxed Water is Better because of their commitment to sustainability. Here are the facts:
The Boxed Water container is far more sustainable than plastic bottled water. About 76% of the box is from a renewable resource, trees.
The trees used to make our box come from certified, well managed forests. These forests remain healthy and stable through ongoing replanting while removing CO2 from the atmosphere.
We ship our boxes flat to our filler which is significantly more efficient compared to shipping empty plastic or glass bottles to be filled.
We've created a taste masterpiece this fall with butternut squash from Sprouting Farm. It's vegetarian, but bacon can be added, should you need it.
BUTTERNUT + GOAT CHEESE Butternut Squash, Apple Butter, Maple Butter, Goat Cheese + Baby Kale $5 half / $8.50 whole
ADD BACON $1.50 half / $3.00 whole
Last week I must have jinxed the farm by talking about how a frost would affect the plants because last Thursday and Friday we got a light frost out on the farm. Many of the plants are doing quite well despite the cool temperatures, but a few plants were damaged. Some of the damage is season ending for plants, but many of them will be fine. The basil plants endured the most damage. Basil is a very sensitive plant and doesn't do well with low temperatures.
Despite the end of the basil season, there's a lot to look forward to on Sprouting Farm this fall. The beets are thriving and currently being served on our Roasted Beet + Apple salad!
Composting has taken the PNW by storm. We geek out on all things green so here's a breakdown to help you with basic composting in your own garden.
With Sprouting Farm now in full bloom, we're turning our sights towards weeding, which has given us an over-abundance of compostable material. Instead of leaving all of the weeds in the pathway, we've been placing them in a pile, off the field, so they can be broken down by the microbes in the soil.
To speed up the process you can 'turn' the pile, which is the non-technical term for mixing. Another technique is to add water to the pile and break the weeds into smaller pieces. Make two piles if your compost heap is split in drastically different stages of decomposition. Once it's fully broken down you can spread it in your garden for a super nutrients boost! (Kind of like cold-pressed juice… for your plants).