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Sustainable Business Guide Listings

Atlantic Hotel

Contact: Atlantic Hotel
Email: arhunalds@fagers.com
Phone: (410) 641-3589
Website: http://www.atlantichotelocmd.com/

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Ayers Creek Adventures

Contact: Suzy Taylor
Email: suzy@ayerscreekadventures.com
Phone: (732) 977-3028
Website: www.ayerscreekadventures.com

Ayers Creek Adventures is a family owned and operated kayak and eco tour business located on calm and scenic Ayers Creek. We offer kayak, canoe, and Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) rentals, guided eco tours, kayak instruction, and environmental education for schools, scouts, and camps. The owners, Steven and Suzy Taylor, live on the creek and have enjoyed exploring the surrounding waterways for many years. Their desire is to share the beauty of this magnificent resource with others in an environmentally sensitive way.

Culture / Authentic Eatery

Contact: Jody Wright
Email: jody@ocshark.com
Phone: 4102131006
Website: www.culturerestaurant.com

We're celebrating our world one bite at a time! While traveling, we've witnessed that historical cultural influences within countries, cities and towns have contributed to the culinary development in the area. Add that to the fact that for years we've wanted to open a fast casual restaurant featuring Peruvian Rotisserie chicken -- and you have the inspiration behind Culture / Authentic Eatery. Our Peruvian Rotisserie chicken is the star of the show at Culture -- and its supporting menu changes annually (on Earth Day) with a different cultural inspiration. Now touring: Peru. Up next? You'll see on Earth Day! (April 22, 2016) In honor of the many sustainable practices we see in other parts of our world we have crafted Culture / Authentic Eatery to follow suit. All of our plates and bowls for in house dining are made of bamboo combined with other natural ingredients and glazed for durability. Even our serving trays are made of 100% bamboo! Our carry out packaging is sustainably created and fully compostable. We upcycle aluminum cans for decorative purposes, functional catering service ware and more. We recycle all of packaged glass, aluminum and plastic beverage containers, plastic cups and more. Our desserts are served in mason jars -- for dine in and for carry out. When a dessert is included in a carry out order, our Guides stamp the guest's receipt offering a $1 discount on a future order when the jar is returned to be used again. In our beverage selection, we offer organic juices, teas and sodas. Our craft sodas are made in Madison, VA. We feature work from local artists in our dining room, and we encourage community outreach through a series of events and fund raisers. Fresh, Authentic, Easy

debidean jewelry

Contact: Debi Thompson
Email: Oc106@aol.com
Phone: 4102894000
Website: Www.debidean.com

I design and make jewelry using mostly hand tools, all waste is recycled. I use as much recycled and reuse able packaging as possible. I buy my supplies from small businesses.

Little Miss Lovely Floral Design

Contact: Ami Reist Jachimski
Email: AmiReist@gmail.com
Phone: 443-397-7670
Website: youresolovely.com

Little Miss Lovely is a floral and event design studio that services Ocean City, MD and surrounding areas. LML aims to consistently offer and provide fun, one-of-a-kind design work, inspiration, and original creations while being eco-friendly and conscious of environmentally friendly initiates. Since moving into our West Ocean City retail location in February 2014, LML has engaged in practices meant to help reduce pollution, reduce waste, and help our local farmers. A large majority of vases used to contain LML flower arrangements are recycled or up cycled, purchased from thrift stores, or collected at estate and yard sales. To reduce the amount of trash coming out of LML’s flower shop, old packaging, boxes, tissue paper and shipping supplies are reused and recycled. All of LML's excess greenery and compostable flowers are bagged at the end of each week and delivered to local farms. The farms use LML’s discarded greens and expired flowers to create nutrient-rich compost for their plants, vegetables and fruits. If you’d like to held with the green initiative, consider donating your old vases and small cardboard boxes to LML. Thank you for supporting my green business by purchasing your floral arrangements and wedding flowers from Little Miss Lovely.

Lucky Surf Shop

Contact: Kat Morgan
Email: katwalk35@gmail.com
Phone: 410-524-LUCK (5825)
Website: www.luckysurfshop.com

Lucky Surf Shop adopted its “green initiative” before the shop even opened. While remodeling the current retail space, all lighting was converted to LED and the track lighting that was installed was also LED. The shop also supports the community by donating raffle, door and silent auction prizes to the OC/Berlin Rotary Club, OC Parks and Rec Boosters, American Cancer Society, and several other organizations as well as local churches and schools. Lucky Surf Shop believes that everyone has the responsibility to do what they can to support their community environmentally, socially and commercially.

Ocean Pines Farmers Market

Contact: David Bean
Email: flavordrizzles@gmail.com
Phone: 410-251-6383
Website: www.oceanpines.org

The Ocean Pines Farmers Market is a year-round weekly routine for many from Ocean Pines and the surrounding communities. In addition, the farmers market has also become a destination for tourists visiting throughout the calendar year. The market is known for its variety of vendors from categories that include green market produce and foods, crafts and merchandise, re-used goods and services. The market takes place in White Horse Park, just a short distance inside the north gate of the Ocean Pines community. White Horse Park is the largest and most developed park in Ocean Pines. Its 41 acres are also home to the Ocean Pines Community Center, a Memorial Pavilion, a large playground area, walking trails, public restrooms, and numerous other activities. Ocean Pines is home to 12,000 year-round and 22,000 seasonal residents and guests. The rain or shine Saturday morning market opens at 8:00 a.m. and closes at 1:00 p.m.

Rise Up Coffee Roasters

Contact: Kristen Lycett
Email: info@riseupcoffee.com
Phone: (410) 822.1353
Website: http://riseupcoffee.com

This is an Eastern Shore local (founded in St. Michael's, MD) coffee shop that focuses on fair trade, organic coffee which is all roasted locally in Easton, MD. They work directly with the farmers to make sure they are getting a fair wage.

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