Get REAL! US Healthful Food Council Launches New Program

Get REAL … certification, that is. Here are some informational facts about the REAL program. What Does REAL Stand For? Responsible Epicurean and Agricultural Leadership. Who Started REAL? The Washington D.C. based United States Healthful Food Council (USHFC) is a … read more

Earth Day 2013: Support Our Environment And Our Future

Each April 22nd more than a billion (yes, a billion!) people around the world participate in Earth Day events, making it the largest civic observance in the world. Designed to broaden global support for environmental programs and education, rekindle public … read more

Bon Appétit Management Co. to Buy Humanely Raised Beef

Food service giant Bon Appétit Management Co. recently announced that it will be sourcing all its ground beef from suppliers that meet strict animal-welfare standards.  Amounting to over one million pounds of beef each year, this decision will have a … read more

VSAG Loves Farmers Markets

It’s no secret that our VSAG team of food & beverage consultants are huge farmers markets fans!  Not only is visiting a local market an enjoyable way to spend a weekend morning, celebrating the best of what the season has … read more

Battling Common Pollutants: Keeping Our Oceans Safe

Eco-minded Founding Farmers patron Meika Jensen sent us this powerful infographic that she created with her team at Masters Degree.  It’s an eye-catching and eloquent reminder that each of us needs to be mindful when purchasing and disposing everyday materials. … read more

A Petition for Transparency in Food Labeling

Healthy, safe, sustainable food is something we always keep in mind, whether we’re advising a green restaurant like Founding Farmers, a mom-and-pop eatery like Shoals, or a mobile dining destination like the Sauça food trucks. No matter what your favorite restaurant might be, … read more

What is Sustainability?

As our culture has moved towards healthier food practices and lifestyles, there seems to be more and more talk about sustainability. But, what exactly is sustainability, especially when it comes to food? Well, we’re here to define it for you. … read more

Organic Food vs. Local Food

The complex debate of organic vs. local can leave restaurant owners scratching their heads. Of course, when given the option, most restaurant owners would like both local and organic foods. But sometimes there’s a choice to be made. At VSAG … read more