Reflects Commitments to Environmental Stewardship and Outstanding Cuisine
Contact: Damon DeVito - (434) 817-4570 or email@example.com
ROUND HILL, VA – June 7, 2012 – Stoneleigh Golf & Country Club will hold its first Farm-to-Table Dinner on Saturday, June 23rd. Each dish in the five-course meal features locally grown ingredients or seafood caught in the Chesapeake Bay.
In May, Stoneleigh became the first private club in the Mid-Atlantic to commit to a zero waste food initiative by using an innovative type of composting called Bokashi. The Club estimates that 1.6 tons of food waste will be diverted from landfills to its new organic vegetable and herb garden grown in the Bokashi fertilizer.
“The zero food waste launch got us thinking about what else we could do to be a good neighbor and environmental steward,” said Brian Baer, Stoneleigh Food & Beverage Director. “Locally-grown food tastes better and retains more nutrients because less time passes between farm and table. This means tastier, healthier food for our members while supporting community farmers.”
Supplying the ingredients featured in the Farm-to-Table Dinner are: Red Wiggler Community Farms (www.redwiggler.org), Buttercup Valley Farm (www.buttercupvalleyfamilyfarm.com), Trickling Springs Creamery (www.tricklingspringscreamery.com), Mackintosh Fruit Farm (www.mackintoshfruitfarm.com) and Golden Acres Orchard. To see the complete Farm-to-Table menu, visit www.stoneleighgolf.com/farmtotable.
Stoneleigh G&CC is a full-service golf and country club with an expansive practice facility, swimming pool, and a golf course that has been called “one of the most beautiful and accessible golf courses in Northern Virginia.” Stoneleigh is the first zero food waste private club in the Mid-Atlantic. The Club hosts outings, special events and weddings and offers mountain vistas and enclosed pre-Civil War era stonewall courtyard. For more information about Stoneleigh G&CC, visit www.stoneleighgolf.com or call (540) 338-4653.