Michael’s on the Hill is committed to protecting the environment and we are always striving to make improvements to lessen our impact.
We encourage others to join us in conserving our natural resources, reducing waste generation and use of toxic materials, recycling, purchasing recycled products and pollution prevention.
Through a variety of venues, Michael educates the public on the importance of eating locally produced products and is particularly interested in teaching children and their parents of the personal and global benefits.
His goal is to connect people to the community of dedicated people who nurture and produce our food products with those who are devoted to the concept of eating local and clean. Michael feels that everyone benefits, from grower and forager to diner, through a mutual respect for food.
Laura started the Stowe Culinary Classic Festival in 2007 to promote eating local in Vermont and to celebrate all of the wonderful culinary artisans within our state. A main goal has been to raise funds for organizations and those in need such as Hunger Free Vermont, Vermont FEED, Salvation Farms, local school education funds and Hurricane Irene. Michael and Laura have both spent time with local school kids in Waterbury, Stowe and Morrisville, teaching about nutrition, motivating them to make smart choices for themselves and the environment, and assisting them in their future career choices.
We have offered Community Education Nights, donating a portion of food sales to local schools, and student discounts.