Every year, it gets easier to impart the holidays with an air of sustainability -- which is something that Green Space
is certainly thankful for. So, in the spirit of the most food-oriented holiday, let us suggest some options from which to purvey your Thanksgiving feast.
In her story "The Omnivore's Detroit
", Model D's
managing editor Clare Ramsey explores several options for obtaining local, organic turkeys for her family's dinner last Thanksgiving. She ended up scoring at Roeske Farms
in Hartland, about an hour northwest of Detroit, near M-59 and US 23, but also found Sunshine Meadows Farm
in Ortonville and Harnois Farms
ran a similar story
for those who live in Washtenaw County.
Eastern Market and the Royal Oak Farmers Market boast plenty of locally-grown produce that will remind you that celebration of the harvest bounty is truly at the root of this November holiday.
In other news, the Lions game on the 26th will be a carbon-neutral event. For the third year in a row, the Lions are partnering with TechTown-based Carbon Credit Environmental Services
(CCES) and the Greening of Detroit
to plant 650 trees in Detroit that will negate the 466 tons of carbon dioxide emitted by travel to and from the game as well as energy used at the stadium.
To get around, consider The Night Move
. Thanksgiving Eve, the green shuttle will run its regular weekend route between Royal Oak, Ferndale, and Downtown Detroit from 6 p.m. to 3 a.m. as well as a free shuttle for The Night Before Thanksgiving
party at the Roostertail (from the Red Wings game at Joe Louis, Fishbones in St. Clair Shores, and Excalibur in Grosse Pointe Park). There's also a Night Move shuttle running to and from the Thursday Lions game, but it's already sold out.
Thanks for reading Green Space
!Sources: Monica Tabares, Greening of Detroit and Jennifer Harlan, The Night MoveWriter: Kelli B. Kavanaugh