Green Eats



Green Coffeehouse

Coffee Labs Roasters
Tarrytown (914) 332-1479
Everyone knows that Coffee Labs Roasters is dog-friendly, but few realize that it’s bird-friendly, too, having been certified by the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center (which has the strictest standards in the biz, according to coffeehabitat.com). And that’s not the only eco-certification the shop has racked up. It’s Rainforest Alliance Certified, Fair Trade Certified, operating on 100-percent renewable energy, and everything from the napkins to some of the furniture is recycled. The coffee grounds even are composted at Stone Barns. It seems the only thing that isn’t green is the color of the coffee.

Online Green Grocer

mypersonalfarmers.com  
Peekskill (914) 293-0701    
While you can’t take the farm out of the farmer, you can, it seems, take the farmer out of the farm!  According to Maryanne and Tom Hedrick, founders of mypersonalfarmers.com, green- produced groceries are just a mouse click away. Browse this Westchester County-born website and find an impressive variety of locally grown produce available to you via easy door-to-door delivery. Order on Monday, and your delivery will arrive on Friday or Saturday.

New Certified Green Restaurant

Emma’s Ale House
White Plains (914) 683-3662 
Owner Casey Egan is thrilled to have received Emma’s Green Certification from the Green Restaurant Association; the recognition is well deserved. After all, at Emma’s, even the bathroom hand dryers are efficient—drying hands in less than seven seconds. More green eco-friendly elements are planned, including biodegradable “to go” trays. And if you couldn’t care less about Emma’s green ethics, know that there’s some really fine grub here, including house-made barbecue potato chips, Philly cheesesteak sliders, and pepper-crusted pork chops.

Green Chef

Jonathan Pratt
Peter Pratt’s Inn
Yorktown (914) 962-4090
Table Local Market
Bedford Hills (914) 241-0269
Chef Pratt earns base green creds from the Inn at which standout regional American cuisine (try the signature dish of seared breast of Long Island duck) is prepared using locally grown goods and energy-efficient appliances. Then he gets bonus points for opening Table Local Market, a gourmet market with a mission to support sustainable farming as an alternative to the big, bad, mass-produced industrial food system (take that, Kraft!) And if you spot Pratt in his Ford F-250 pickup, give him a green thumbs-up—the truck runs solely on used vegetable oil from his restaurant!

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