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The overall concept of the Weeping Radish Farm and Brewery is to reduce the food chain. This is accomplished by shortening the distance that the food travels from the animal/plant to the consumer, which cuts vehicle transport from 2,000 miles to 200 miles, reducing greenhouse gas emission.
Customers may return their used bottles for a discount on their next purchases. Once the bottles have been returned, the brewery steams the labels off, cleans and refills them. For 20 years, the brewery has re-used its own bottles, and currently practices 100% glass re-use. The restaurant uses meats from the counter in the butchery that do not sell during the day. An onsite compost center is used for all organic waste.
Freshwater consumption is reduced by using collected rainwater for irrigation of the landscape.
The farm is an organic farm which means that they use no pesticides on their products.
Currently, the Weeping Radish has a master plan which addresses more freshwater consumption reduction and additional wastewater management techniques.
Festivals and Events throughout the year promote a sense of community and provides charities with fund raising facilities.
The labels on the bottles use cold glue. Cold-glued labels can be steamed off of the bottle allowing for bottle re-usage.
Information about the bottle re-use program is advertised on bottle labels to emphasize its importance to the environment. Fish for the restaurant is purchased from local fish farms. Other necessary food products for the restaurant are purchased from local North Carolina farms.
North Caratoke Hwy
Jarvisburg, NC 27947