Sources

We believe in sourcing from vendors that care about their products and service first and foremost. Quality is paramount in everything that we put our name on. All of our seasonal menus begin with the best possible ingredients. Much of what we provide comes from the Mid Atlantic farms and fisheries that go the extra mile to ensure their product is fresh and wholesome. It also includes our equipment companies and beverage distributors that are always creating and sourcing new and unique products that we use for our clients. We believe that you can see, feel and taste this difference.

We like to thank the following companies for providing their products, services and inspiration to us:

Tuscarora Organic Growers Cooperative
Hustontown, PA
Red Rooster Coffee Roasters Floyds, VA
Path Valley Farms Coop Franklin County, PA
Baldor Produce
Coastal Sunbelt Produce
Lyon Bakery Hyattsville, MD
Logan’s Sausages Alexandria, VA
International Gourmet Foods Springfield, VA
Profish Washington, DC

Westmoreland Berry Farms Colonial Beach, VA
Huntsman Specialty
 Springfield, VA
DC Rental 
Arlington
Artisan Truffles Reston, VA
Thumann’s Meats Carlstadt, NJ
Toigo Orchards Shippensburg, PA
Trickling Springs Creamery Chambersburg, PA
Edwards Country Ham Surry, VA
Papa Weaver’s Pork Orange, VA
Cherry Glen Farms Boyds, MD

Green Restaurant Certified


The Green Restaurant Association provides a way for clients to measure a restaurant or catering company’s environmental accomplishments by using 25 years of research to measure how a company performs across seven categories:

  1. Water efficiency
  2. Waste reduction and recycling
  3. Sustainable durable goods and building materials
  4. Sustainable food
  5. Energy
  6. Reusable and environmentally preferable disposables
  7. Chemical and pollution reduction

DC Greenleaf is proud to be a 3-star certified Green Company.

 

eatREAL Certified business

eatReal is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization dedicating to fighting diet-related disease by realigning the food service industry’s incentives with consumers’ health interests. It was launched by the US Healthful Food Council.

Our certification with eatREAL demonstrates our commitment to providing healthy options, cutting down or eliminating fried and processed foods, and using local and sustainable organic vendors.

REAL stands for Responsible Epicurean Agricultural Leadership.

  1. Responsible: Food and beverage options provide health benefits.
  2. Epicurean: Preparation maintains or enhances healthfulness of food.
  3. Agricultural: Food is sourced with a focus on quality, sustainability, and animal welfare standards.
  4. Leadership: Establishment demonstrates best practices and enables better choices.

Our certification means that we were audited for both health and sustainability by a Registered Dietitian and by the US Healthful Food Council.

eatREAL Animal Initiatives

At DC GreenLeaf, we care about the well-being of farm animals and that is why we commit to source 100% of our chicken, eggs, beef, and game meats from farms and ranches with an animal welfare certification recognized by REAL Certified and ASPCA® Shop With Your Heart program. Furthermore, by 2024, we will only source chicken from farms that are certified by Global Animal Partnership and require that chickens be processed in a CAS system that’s widely hailed as more humane.