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Profile on Heritage Meats From the Pacific Northwest

Artisan Meats From Washington State

Heritage Meats Logo, Washington

With the recent addition of the Jameel Bowl to Laughing Planet Cafe’s always growing lineup of weekly and seasonal bowl and burrito specials, we thought it wise to offer up some information on the quality food purveyors supplying the lamb that goes into the new bowl. So to that end, we introduce to our readers, Heritage Meats and Tracy Smaciarz, who is both the owner and the head butcher there.

Heritage Meats is one of our food suppliers that operates as a family business, much the same way as Deep Roots Farm, another of our local sources. The company has been in business since 1977, when the current owner’s father first began the operation.

According to the Heritage Meats website, “We are an artisan butchering company that specializes in organic, locally grown and sustainable meat products and services. We are a certified USDA meat processor and also a Charter Member of the Puget Sound Meat Producers Cooperative. We take pride in the work we do and value each and every one of our customers.” Continue reading

Cedar Grove Composting in Washington

Cedar Grove: Companies Making a Positive Difference

Cedar Grove Composting logo, WashingtonAt Planet Matters, we feel it’s important to introduce our readers to companies who are definitely making a difference when it comes to affecting positive change, adopting sustainable means of doing business, and creating a greener lifestyle for the people and businesses who come in contact with them. Today’s highlight is on Cedar Grove, whose website defines the company as such:

Cedar Grove Composting is part of a family-owned, 400-employee enterprise with roots in the waste management business going back to 1938. As the Pacific Northwest’s leading organic recycling company, Cedar Grove transforms grass, leaves, yard trimmings, food waste and wood waste into the finest nutrient-rich compost. From a humble beginning, Cedar Grove has developed a full line of healthy soils with a loyal following and has grown to become the largest single dedicated yard waste composting facility in the United States.” Continue reading