Sustainability

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At Avenue Bread we strive to do good through businesses; good for our community, good for our employees, and good for our planet. What that means for us is minimizing our environmental impact, inspiring community pride, and providing Whatcom County’s best sandwiches. Explore below for more details on our values and how we uphold them. 

Reducing – Reusing – Recycling

It is important for us to limit our use of single use plastic. In our cafes: 

  • 100% of to go items are compostable
  • We repurpose as much as possible. 
  • We recycle and compost whatever we can’t reuse 
  • No longer wrapping day old pastries in plastic wrap 

Starting this fall, we are serving new house-made jam by Sara, made with local berries from Boxx Berry Farms. All jams are served in compostable containers! As of now this is only at our James St. location, but we are working on expanding this to all cafes. Read More Here

By making this transition, Avenue Bread as cut down on plastic waste by 120 pounds per year.

At Avenue Bread, we believe that quality food means it’s delicious, healthy, and made with ethically sourced ingredients. This is in an effort to support our local economy, and have a lesser impact on the environment.

Products we source locally from Whatcom, Skagit, and San Juan counties: 

  • Berries for our pastries – Barbies Berries 
  • Berries for our house-made jam – Boxx Berry Farms 
  • Sprouts from – Happy Valley Sprouts
  • Chai tea from Harmony Chai 
  • Tea from Flying Bird botanicals 
  • Whole grain flour for our Craft line from Cairnspring
  • Produce from Ralph’s Greenhouse

We participate in Sustainable Connections Eat Local First Campaign! 

RALPH’S GREENHOUSE (photo from Ralph’s Sept ’19)

Finding all organic, high quality, and large quantity produce at a moments notice can be difficult. Luckily we have bountiful resources throughout Western Washington including Ralph’s Greenhouse in Mount Vernon where we sourced carrots, beets, cabbage, and leeks for two new specials.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ralphs-Greenhouse-Mt-Vernon/401779896536706
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