Found via UNH’s Discover(ing) Sustainability blog, a story in Foster’s about a potentially very cool resource for purchasing locally grown in Dover. I will be following this closely as the challenges of locally grown and the challenges of being a retailer often create large barriers (especially for prepared foods, though there is an opportunity here!) – kudos to Simply Green Biofuels for setting their sights high:
Simply Green is taking what they call the “100 mile challenge,” committing to stock at least 75 percent of the congreenience store’s inventory from within a 100-mile radius.
“This concept was second nature to us,” explained Andrew Kellar, founder of Simply Green Biofuels. “We want to provide a local option not only for fuel, but for items that people use every day. Our customers can come in to shop and know that what they are buying is helping our local community as well as reducing their own carbon footprint.”
Not only will the products within the store be local and organic whenever possible, but the renovations of the existing building were all done locally and as environmentally friendly as possible.