Every day is Earth Day at Jacquie’s Gourmet Catering

April 6, 2018Lauren Windle

This month’s Earth Day celebration (Sunday, April 22nd) is all about honoring our planet by celebrating the amazing diversity of life around our lovely state and beyond, and getting in touch with nature’s bounty.

It’s also about protecting our environment through education, recycling, and support of sustainable, environmentally sound practices, as we do at Jacquie’s Gourmet Catering and Finley Creek Vineyards.

At Jacquie’s Gourmet Catering, we support responsible Indiana farms by purchasing from sustainable and non-GMO, organic farmers across the state. We use locally sourced organic meats from Indiana farmers as much as we possibly can, too.

Jacquie Bols, owner of Jacquie’s Gourmet Catering, is a fan of sustainable farm-to-table, environmentally conscious practices.

“Not only does organic, sustainably raised meat and produce have a superior taste,” says Jacquie, “but the practice supports responsible farmers who choose to raise their crops and animals sustainably rather than mass-produce them on factory farms.”

There are quite a few Indiana farms from which I regularly purchase meat and produce. I know the farmers and have seen their stock. I know what they feed their animals and how they treat them. I know how they plant and harvest their produce, without the use of earth-harming pesticides.”

Now that Jacquie’s team raises free-range chickens at Finley Creek Vineyards, we have a steady supply of organic, all natural chicken right in our own backyard. Fresh eggs, too. Since we recycle at Finley Creek, you’ll notice we never use plastic stirrers or straws at our events. No plastic plates or cups either.

As a part of that sustainability, we very recently added three bee colonies to the grounds of our Finley Creek Vineyards. As the hybrid bees get settled in, they will be pollinating produce and flowers on nearby Zionsville farms, as well as producing honey for us. Our plan is to use the honey for baking, and eventually, we will offer it for purchase.

Our next addition to Finley Creek will be Tea Cup pigs, which will eat leftover food from our events (lucky pigs!)

 “I’m confident I’m giving my customers safe, quality food,” Jacquie continued. “That’s something that’s incredibly important to me, and I believe it’s something my clients value and support as well.”

Celebrate the earth and sustainability with us every day, and with every event -- at Jacquie’s Gourmet Catering, Jacquie’s Café, and Finley Creek Vineyards.




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