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L: Compost pile at Signal Mountain Lodge; R: Peaks Restaurant’s Farmer’s Market Salad
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COMPOSTING PARTNERSHIP WITH SIGNAL MOUNTAIN LODGE, HADERLIE FARMS
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GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK, WYOMING (May 2019) – Signal Mountain Lodge—the only lodging on the shores of Jackson Lake in Grand Teton National Park—launched a composting partnership with Haderlie Farms of Thayne, Wyoming, in 2018. Over the course of the 2018 summer season, the lodge’s Peaks Restaurant, Trapper Grill, Leek’s Pizzeria, General Store, front desk and staff dining room diverted 42 tons of food waste from the landfill.
Erik Kimball, Food and Beverage Director, Signal Mountain Lodge, provided Haderlie Farms with the list of vegetables and herbs he plans to feature on his menu for the 2019 season, which begins May 10. On the menu this spring will be a variety of greens, such as lettuce blends and spinach. As the season progresses, Kimball looks forward to receiving warmer-weather produce from Haderlie Farms, including tomatoes, kale and beets.
In addition to locally grown greens and other vegetables, Peaks Restaurant’s menu specializes in locally and sustainably sourced beef, pork, fish, dairy products and bakery-fresh bread. The restaurant also makes its signature finishing touches—such as house made pickles, steak sauce and chipotle-apple jam—on site. Its full menu is available here.
“It’s so gratifying to implement a waste reduction program that has such an enriching benefit to our local community,” said Kimball. “We look forward to serving our guests from the bounty of produce which was grown in soil nourished by Signal Mountain Lodge’s composting program.”
Added Curtis Haderlie, owner of WyoFarm Composting and Haderlie Farms: “We create quality compost in large part from food scraps we collect from individuals and businesses in Teton County. This helps us grow nutritious food for our animals and for the customers who consume our food. Since we were already providing Signal Mountain with our food items, we were delighted when Erik and the team at Signal Mountain approached us about taking their food scraps. This nutrient cycling process is a win-win for everyone involved.”
ABOUT WyoFarm COMPOSTING AND HADERLIE FARMS
WyoFarm Composting is the newest venture of Haderlie Farms, a diversified family farm located in Thayne, Wyoming, in the beautiful Star Valley. They grow various vegetables, cut flowers and herbs and raise grass-fed beef, pork and lamb. Haderlie Farms also offers raw milk from its herd of Jersey cows. None of the farm’s animals are given hormones or antibiotics and all of the vegetables and flowers are grown using organic principles. Haderlie Farms focuses on creating a mineralized, biologically active soil to grow nutrient dense plants for our customers and our animals. Its on-farm store stocks locally produced Wind River Herbs products and Wyoming Soaps products as well as a wide selection of raw nuts, natural sweeteners, and other health food items. For more information, visit www.haderliefarms.com.
ABOUT SIGNAL MOUNTAIN LODGE
The only resort located on the shores of Jackson Lake in Grand Teton National Park, Signal Mountain Lodge allows guests to experience invigorating mountain air and rugged wilderness from May through October. Guests enjoy staying in one of a variety of available accommodations, including country rooms, lakefront retreats and cozy log cabin units. Lodging is non-smoking and houses 3-4 units per building and is fully equipped with electric heat and a full bath. Amenities include Peaks Restaurant, Trapper Grill and Leek’s Pizzeria. For more information, visit www.signalmountainlodge.com or follow on Facebook or Instagram.
ABOUT FOREVER RESORTS
Forever Resorts is an exceptional collection of destinations providing hospitality services throughout the world. The company focuses on properties with access to nature and one-of-a-kind surroundings for vacations, including houseboating adventures. For more information, go to www.ForeverResorts.com, www.Facebook.com/ForeverResorts or follow on Twitter: @ForeverResorts.
Christina Cober/ Erika Pope
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