Live Green: Heidaway

BETHANY BEACH, DE- In Bethany Beach, there’s a restaurant that believes making small, eco-friendly changes at the local level can change the world. This week on Live Green, Meteorologist Sloane Haines spoke to Sheena Vanderhook, the general manager of Heidaway, about their emphasis on “Buying Local, Thinking Global.”

The food at Heidaway’s in Bethany Beach does not only taste great; it is great for the environment, too. The manager tells us that they place an emphasis on buying local ingredients to reduce their carbon footprint.

“Our main focus here is to source as local as possible. So we work with several different farms, one of which is my own. And we really want to focus on making sure we are sustainable or using sustainable practices within the restaurant,” said Sheena Vanderhook.

During these unprecedented times, where take out has become popular, Heidaway ensures that they provide environmentally friendly products for consumers when preparing takeout meals.

“There’s no Styrofoam at all whatsoever,” explained Vanderhook, “no plastic bags, especially this year with the influx of to go, we only offer to go silverware if they ask for it. And we only offer straws upon request.”

Even though Heidaway already has many eco-conscious initiatives they continue to do more like their zero waste initiative.

“Our chef even takes it a step further and does not waste a thing. He uses every single part of every piece of produce that comes through here,” said Vanderhook.

Heidaway sticks to their belief of “Buying Local, Thinking Global” through seeking out eco-friendly solutions for their restaurant on Delmarva. Plus, local businesses that take steps in the green direction like Heidaway are working towards a healthier planet.

If you would like to check out Heidaway’s menu or find their list of local vendors, please visit their website.

As always, if you know a green business on Delmarva, please send their contact information to Meteorologist Sloane Haines.

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