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EAT: Principles of our Community Table Accord

By living and eating in accordance to these principles, each one of us contributes to a more abundant future.

EAT: Principles of our Community Table Accord
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The Community Table Accord is a network of knowledge to support all of us as we play our part in shaping our local food culture. In support of our mission, we look forward to continuing to bring you delicious dinners, hands-on cooking classes, inspiring profiles of local leaders, at home cooking how-to’s, professional chef resources, recipes, and more.

10 Principles of a Regenerative Food System

The Community Table Accord is a platform to promote sustainability throughout all aspects of sourcing, preparing, and eating food. At The Ecology Center, we believe that everyday, simple solutions create big change in our communities. Together, we are building a healthy, vibrant future designed around the understanding that we are a part of nature.

The Community Table Accord is an effort to mainstream sustainability in the global farm-to-table community. Shaped, practiced, and shared by our founding chefs, the Community Table Accord advances the conversation at the dinner table. By living and eating in accordance with these principles, each one of us contributes to a more abundant future.

EAT FRESH + SEASONAL

Choose local produce that’s in season

BUY LOCAL

Support a dynamic local economy.

CHOOSE ORGANIC

Remove contaminants and toxins from our food supply.

RESPECT ANIMALS

Only eat animals raised with intention and respect.

GROW YOUR OWN

Participate in the act of growing food.

CELEBRATE DIVERSITY

Cultivate and consume a diverse variety of foods.

PROMOTE POLYCULTURES

Make farms regenerative ecosystems.

NOURISH ALL CHILDREN

Give children everywhere access to delicious, healthy food.

EDUCATE FOR CHANGE

Empower positive change through personal and collective activism.

CELEBRATE THE HARVEST

Take time to celebrate, recognize, and inspire your community.

The sustainable food movement is driven by every one of us. Pull up a seat at the table. Join us as we continue building vibrant, healthy communities.