Blog : Meet a Green Alliance Business: Hayseed Restaurant

By Corey | Apr 14, 2015 | in

Who: Hayseed Restaurant

What: Since first purchasing the Towle Farm property for its new facility in Hampton, Smuttynose Brewing Company always planned to have a restaurant on campus. That plan became a reality in 2015 with the opening of Hayseed Restaurant. Two of the farm’s original structures, an 18th Century barn and a Victorian farmhouse, remain intact. The latter of which was moved 85 yards across the property and renovated to accommodate the restaurant. Renovations to Hayseed were done to improve sustainability while preserving the house’s organic character. The red oak wood used for the tables and bar was milled from trees on the brewery’s farm during its construction. Hayseed is also outfitted with energy recovery ventilators that supply fresh air for the interior of the building and recover thermal energy from the conditioned, exhaust air system. There is also a condensing, gas-fired water heater on-site to provide domestic hot water quickly. And the system can store the water for long periods of time without losing temperature, operating at a thermal efficiency greater than 90 percent. And when it comes to the menu, Hayseed's food is sourced from local farms and fisheries whenever possible with some of its produce grown on-site. All food scraps are composted and plastic, glass and cardboard materials are recycled using a single stream system. Hayseed also offers compostable to-go containers, which are delivered through Favorite Foods, a sustainable restaurant supply company. Hayseed also offers compostable to-go bags and cups.

Where: 103 Towle Farm Road, Hampton, N.H.


Call: 603.601.8300

What Makes Us Green:

• Food sourced locally whenever possible, working with local farms and fisheries.
• All food scraps are composted.
• Uses compostable to-go containers from EcoProducts, as well as compostable to-go bags and beverage cups.
• Single stream recycling for plastic, glass and cardboard.
• Renovations to building include thermally efficient doors and windows.
• Ventless, innovative dishwasher captures vapor produced during the wash cycle and recovers thermal energy to preheat the water for the next group of dishes.
• Energy recovery ventilators supply fresh air and recover thermal energy from the conditioned, exhaust air stream.
• Low or no VOC finishes for tables, bar and trim.
• Most of the finish materials were sourced in New England and tables, bar and interior trim sourced from red oak cut onsite during brewery construction.

All GA Businesses are green certified. Read Hayseed Restaurant's full certification documents and learn more about their sustainability initiatives and those of over 100 other local green businesses at .

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