Boundary Bay Brewery has been a member of Sustainable Connections for years and in 2008 we made a committment to move Toward Zero Waste within our business. Last week, we went a step further and took a Fresh and Local Business Pledge. The Fresh and Local Pledge is a demonstration of our commitment to Northwest Washington Agriculture. We have pledged to make a good-faith effort to soure from local producers. We already consistently buy from many local producers including K & M Farm, Breckinridge Farm, Barlean’s, and Avenue Bread, but we have pledged that we will strive to add 2 new local vendors each year and attend one or more networking events to meet new producers. Additionally, we have pledged to source at least 20% of our food budget from local vendors, to track local vs. non-local purchases, and work towards sourcing 25% of our food budget locally. We believe strongly in buying and using local ingredients for many reasons: the quality of the ingredients, the limited carbon footprint, and as support to our local agriculture. All items on our menu that include local ingredients are marked with the Think Local, Buy Fresh icon so our customers can make informed decisions with their fork and their dollar.