Cedar Grove was recognized by the USCC for demonstrating excellence in the production, management, marketing, and distribution of compost. The company was also recognized as an employer, providing 141 jobs in the region, as a community contributor and steward of the environment, most recently being acknowledged by King County for excellence in its own workplace waste prevention and recycling.
Pagliacci Pizza has been locally owned and operated since 1979. Their current seasonal pizza, the Quattro Stagioni, features Delicata Squash, one of many seasonal items sourced from local farms throughout the year. The Delicata is grown at Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center in Carnation, using Cedar Grove’s organic compost.
The Seahawks and FGH have partnered with Cedar Grove Composting and Sound Sustainable Farms to focus on locally sourced, organic products that provide the highest quality food and beverage choices for Seahawks fans and support eco-friendly practices.
Cedar Grove Composting, responsible for recycling most of King and Snohomish Counties’ food and yard scraps, received the Organics Recycler of the Year Award from the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) at an awards luncheon, part of NWRA’s Executive Leadership Roundtable event. Cedar Grove Composting was honored for the critical role it plays in Puget Sound’s recycling infrastructure and sustainability efforts.
Cedar Grove, supported by a King County Solid Waste Division commercial food waste grant, is conducting a project to increase food waste recycling by restaurants and two farmers markets in King County. A key feature of this project is to focus on diverse communities. The company is working with 17 restaurants, new to food waste composting, whose owners are people of color, foreign-born, and/or whose primary language is not English.
Sound Sustainable Farms, opening this summer and located in Redmond, Wash., strives to bring fresh, locally grown, organic food to the tables of diners at our finest area restaurants, fans at our region’s iconic ballparks and the tables of hungry families throughout our region. Earlier this year, Cedar Grove brought its locally manufactured, organic compost generated from local residents and restaurants to a dormant farm to restore soil health and initiate productivity on land that was intended for and protected for farming.
Iconic Seattle Chef, Tom Douglas, inspires us. And, as anyone who knows him knows, he is the real deal. He walks the talk of sustainability and he doesn’t pay lip service to doing the right thing.
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