A loan of $5,000 helped buy solar panels to jewel our environmental crown and provide solar power to our ice cream truck.

Sally's story

I have always been interested in why is it so important to be eco-conscious with our food. I pondered that when I was a kid, learning about gardening, reusing containers, and going to farmer's markets. I researched carbon footprints when I was in school, learning about supply chains and farmer's rights. In college, I started the first student-run food business, a fair trade coffee cart, on campus. I debated where I should source my fair trade coffee, how I should compost the coffee grounds, how students can earn a living wage, and how I should engage and educate my community in sustainable food systems. Now, I rack my brain over how ice cream can be earth friendly while being an economical, wholesome, dang delicious product, and, to top it off, still bring happiness to people and their community. As my business grows, I further ask: how can it have a smaller carbon footprint to use less materials, use more eco-friendly materials, consume less energy, and to take less from the Earth. Green-minded architect and designer William McDonough probably said it best: "Waste equals food, whether it's food for the earth, or for a closed industrial cycle. We manufacture products that go from cradle to grave. We want to manufacture them from cradle to cradle."

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About Loblolly Creamery

Industry: Food
Years in operation: 1 year - 3 years
Website: LoblollyCreamery.com


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