Blue Plate Wins Nature’s Plate AwardDecember 4, 2013
In September The Nature Conservancy asked foodies in New Jersey and across the country to nominate their favorite green restaurants for Nature’s Plate, a second annual people’s choice contest to find consumers’ top green restaurants in each location.
Blue Plate, located in Mullica Hill, describes their eatery as a casual restaurant that works closely with the farms within a 20 minute drive. They promote the purchase and supporting local farmers and food artisans, and teach the enjoyment of eating produce that is just hours out of the ground.
“Blue Plate’s focus on local, seasonal and sustainable food is good for people, for New Jersey and for the planet. We are proud to honor them with the Nature’s Plate award for 2013,” says Barbara Brummer, New Jersey State Director for The Nature Conservancy.
The Nature Conservancy understands that conservation must be economically and environmentally viable for business, consumers and nature in order to work and last. They have helped change the way food producers do business through collaboration and innovative solutions that treat the land and water as assets to protect.
In New Jersey, The Nature Conservancy is working with farmers on sustainability projects including implementing eco-friendly drip irrigation methods and planting wild pollinator habitat to help bees and increase crop yields, and with partners in the Delaware River and Bay to protect, restore and maintain functioning ecosystems that many fish rely upon.