Posted by Tim Vidra / Thursday, January 24, 2013
It's Eatsy at Etsy
Lucky for me when I travel up to New York City I get the opportunity to visit the Etsy offices in Brooklyn since my better half, Mary, works for the company. Not only is it cool just to see all of the creativity in the office space itself, but the company regularly provides staff members a sustainable lunch with a program called Eatsy!
In true Etsy fashion, the food is provided by a local restaurant or caterer that sources local produce utilizing local farmers. The menu satisfies all tastes (and diets) including meat lovers, vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options! Tuesday's menus and food were provided by Radish — located right in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn on Bedford Avenue.
All of the utensils, plates, and paper products are recycled or composted and taken to the Red Hook Community Farm. The fun video below shows where all of the organic waste goes.
What a wonderful perk for the office of Etsy and visitors like me. It would be nice to see more companies jumping on this bandwagon of supporting local caterers, restaurants, and farms in the community. This is not a new trend, but one I'd love to see grow and expand.
Does your office ever provide lunch and are they utilizing local folks to provide it?
E.A.T. local E.A.T. well