When Mindy and Sam Tallent bought the Stone Cup in 2004 they
decided they wanted the café to help build community
and care for the planet. They worked with the Root
Systems Institute on innovative ways to reduce the café's
impact on the environment (and they’re pretty cool as
We offset our energy use with renewable, non-polluting wind energy. Even the solar powered golf cart is "off grid".
We have a comprehensive recycling and composting program. From eggshells to cups and plates,
we keep as much as we can out of the landfills.
The milk in our lattes, mochas, pastries and everything else is free of added hormones.
Cage free eggs make our baked goods consciously delicious.
Coffee cups--those not created by our local pottery artist--are fully compostable as are our to-go boxes.
A unique plastic made from corn is the base for our compostable smoothie cups, straws, lids, forks, spoons and knives.
Our biodegradable and compostable plates are made from sugar cane. (Pretty sweet!)
" We've even gone so far as to eliminate flies in the summer by planting pots of basil, a natural deterrent,
around windows and doorways. Nothing like trading pesticides for pesto.
Our local transportation is 100% off grid! By adding a
120-watt solar photovoltaic roof to the Stone Cup golf cart,
we haven't had to plug in yet!
For information on how you can solarize and UNPLUG your
golf cart, RV or boat,
IN THE GALLERY for the month of December : Leia Andrea Pope presents inspired folk art of the Virgin Mary.
RISE AND SHINE BISTRO, our new restaurant, is now open!!! We're back to our regular hours 6AM - 4PM. HOLIDAY HOURS: We will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. WE'RE WORKING ON UPDATING OUR WEBSITE. Look for our new menu soon!
MUSICAL DELIGHTS: Sarah Caton Americana-Soul-Blues Saturday, Dec 14 9am - noon. Aural Elixir Jazz-Rock-Folk Fusion Sunday, Dec 22 11am - 1pm.