When you think about a business making the decision to be sustainable does it seem overwhelming? Do you have the impression that buying local ingredients or switching to compostable kitchenware might just be too pricey?
Well, don’t worry! Operating a locally owned, sustainable business is not as complicated or difficult as it may seem. Jammin’ Crêpes, one of Princeton’s own sustainable eateries, is a sweet example of some of the ways in which you can run a business while pleasing customers, the environment, and your finances.
So, how do they do it?
Jammin’ Crêpes takes pride in offering locally grown food from local farms. Starting as a food stand at the West Windsor Community Farmers' Market, Jammin’ Crêpes quickly gained popularity and in 2014, they opened a storefront on Nassau Street. They make all of their crêpes from scratch, using the very best local ingredients. Additionally, they are committed to composting all of their food and other organic waste by only using compostable paper take-out products.
We decided to take a closer look into what goes on behind the scenes at Jammin’ Crêpes, hoping to learn more about their sustainable business plan and ways to inspire other local businesses to get a hold on their own environmental impacts.
Check out this video that highlights Jammin’ Crêpes’ mission and how they’re working to not only make delicious crêpes but also to make the world a better place.
Sustainable Princeton 2016 Intern
Colorado College Junior