Jackson Hole Food Rescue
The Jackson Hole Food Rescue strives to create a more sustainable food system in Jackson. How? They decrease food waste, increase the level of nutrition in low-income areas and relocate food waste to organizations that serve the community. But…how?? Employees of participating donors place unsellable (but still safe and edible foods) into HFR bins in their respective stores. HFR volunteers pick up these bins and deliver them to recipients. They’re working to make all deliveries by bicycle and reduce carbon footprint, while reducing hunger! This organization is so unique for being self-supporting and human powered.
Raw Thai, organic wine, fresh extracted juices and vegan treats? All these delicious, eclectic choices are available at Lotus Cafe on N. Glenwood Street. We love them not only for their fresh organic meats, vegetarian, vegan, & raw choices, but also because they are accommodating to dietary needs and food allergies. If you haven’t already, you must give this place a try. There’s something for everyone. And it’s down right delicious.
Jackson Whole Grocer
A local-favorite, the Jackson Whole Grocer is a traditional supermarket where you can buy organic, conventional, and specialty items. Great for Vegan, Gluten Free and Vegetarian options. Voted the local’s favorite in 2012 – Gold Medal for Best Meat & Fish Counter, Best Customer Service, Best Eco-Friendly Business and Best Produce. They’ve got daily prepared lunches if you’re running short on your lunch break, a Tonic bar with delicious smoothies and frozen yogurts and even a full liquor department. That’s what we call a one-stop shop.
Healthy Being Juicery
If you’re not a juicer, it may not mean anything to you that the Healthy Being Juicery is Jackson’s first 100% organic, cold-pressed juicery. If you are a juicer, chances are you know that’s pretty great and you’ve already given this place a try. Owner, Jessica Mario wanted to bring the healing power of “cold-pressing” (a process that extracts nutrients from fruits and vegetables to achieve higher-than-normal nutritional value) to Jackson and it’s mountaineers. We love these juices because they infuse the body with nutrients and antioxidants, enzymes that help digestion and they detoxifiy your body! Even better, they’re sold in returnable/refundable glass bottles. If that’s not enough for you, the HB has daily food specials like coconut curry, raw grilled cheese and chai pudding. Drooling yet?
Hotel Terra offers luxury, eco-friendly lodging in Jackson, WY. They are LEED-silver certified and not stopping at that. 100% of the hotel’s electric and natural gas power is offset with the purchase of alternative, clean energy. They also use 100% recycled “EcoShake” roof shingles, Low VOC paints, computerized heating and cooling systems, large outside air recirculation and recovery, water conservation systems and 80% recycled steel structures. If you want to lower your carbon footprint on your next visit to Jackson, consider Hotel Terra.
EcoTour Adventures‘ mission is to help people connect with the natural world. Why do we love them? Not only because they appreciate the importance of a deep connection to the environment, but they are also environmentally friendly! The majority of their vehicles use BioFuel, they are a carbon neutral business, and they use local products and services when possible. They hope to serve as a role model for other businesses to adopt sustainable practices and protect the wild nature of the environment in Jackson Hole.
Located at the summit of the Bridger Gondola at 9,095’, Couloir is one of Jackson Hole’s most unique dining experiences. Couloir guarantees the majority of their ingredients come from a 250-mile radius, their menu is designed to seasonally reduce the carbon footprint and they use local farmer’s markets and ranches extensively. The menu only uses free range and natural meats, sustainable fish, and seasonal fruits and veggies from local farms. While this option is more expensive than others, you’re sure to satisfy your most exquisite tastes.
Courier supports Jackson Hole’s Vertical Harvest, an urban greenhouse that employs people with developmental disabilities. They are also a part of 1% for the planet, donating 1% of sales to environmental businesses.
Browse N’ Buy
If you’re a local, chances are you already know about the Browse N’ Buy. But despite the familiarity you may already have with this hidden treasure, we ‘re going to brag on it a little more. The Browse n’ Buy is a retail store where community members donate unwanted items. The best part is that someone else’s “unwanted items” can become part of your closet for prices so cheap you won’t even believe it. $3.50 for sweaters and shirts? $10 for a fleece? $20 bucks for some new outdoor gear or a bicycle? You just can’t beat this place. Here’s a tip… stop by Saturday-Monday and you’ll catch the best deals from yard-sales and closet clean outs 😉