Affordable access to healthy food is essential to a community’s sustainability. Such access needs to be available to everyone, every day.

The production, processing, and distribution of food also has profound consequences for our environment. These processes put substantial demands on our land and water. They contribute to GHG emissions, with some food choices (e.g., beef) having a particularly large carbon footprint. Food waste is among the largest contributor to such emissions. Much of that waste is “pre-consumer.”
Food Scraps Program
Summit County residents can recycle their food scraps for free at four drop-off locations. Once you enroll, you’ll receive a code to access the food scrap bins.


Hearthstone has been partnering with Uncle John’s Farm Stand since 2007. They receive over 100 pounds produce every week throughout the summer; delicious peaches, juicy cherries, colorful heirloom tomatoes and perfectly ripe squash. They also source goat cheese from Buena Vista, micro greens from Park County, lamb from numerous northwestern Colorado farms and mint from right here in Breckenridge!

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