Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Loews Philadelphia Hotel Does The 'Buy Local' Thing, "Adopts" Bucks County Farm

Loews Corporate recently issued a "Buy Local Mandate" for all its hotels and the Loews Philadelphia was more than happy to oblige:
Loews Philadelphia - The hotel works with Blue Moon Acres Farm in Bucks County Pennsylvania, which grows sustainable products and is committed to providing the highest quality organic produce with minimal impact on the environment.

Blue Moon Acres has an extensive selection of greens and herbs available all year with specialty items available from season to season. SoleFood at Loews Philadelphia serves Blue Moon Acres Squash Salad with dried cranberries, goat cheese, and hazelnut vinaigrette.
Ok, good work Loews.

Although, hopefully, you can get a lot more than one dish out an entire farm.

Loews Hotels Embraces Brand-Wide "Buy Local" Mandate [ PR Web ]


Anonymous said...

Are you kidding me. Blue Moon Acres sells herbs, vegetables and salad greens to hundreds of restaurants and hotels in the tri-state area. They are not adopting this farm they are simply buying from it along with the other food service establishments that do the same. Obviously churned out from their promo team and you bought it.

Team Illadelph said...

Um, yes, we are aware. Note the quotation marks around the word "adopt" in the post title. And our linked-to source for the article was an official Loews press release so obviously it was from their “promo team” — great deduction on your part.

Anyway, we cover local hotel news here, thus the post. Thanks for the comment.

Lisa S. said...

So, I guess this sorta falls under the category of a 'wee bit of green washing' in light that Loews makes it sound like they're 'adopting' a small organic farm? Oh well, at least Loews is still buying local, organic produce - which counts for something.

I surfed over to http://www.environmentallyfriendlyhotels.com and didn't find this hotel on their list - there were some other Loews hotels though. I wonder if they do anything else that's eco-friendly? Anybody know?