News : Beach Pea puts 'green' twist on tasty

Feb 14, 2011

By JIM CAVAN

Portsmouth Herald (Seacoast Online)

KITTERY, Maine — It's close to noon on a chilly Saturday and Beach Pea Baking Company is slammed. A line of cars waits patiently to turn off State Road and into the jammed parking lot of the popular eatery.

Inside, a line of customers extends into the seating area, as patron after patron strolls out the wooden front door and back into the biting cold — some with loaves of the bakery's signature breads, others with sandwiches from Beach Pea's popular deli menu. Meanwhile, those just finishing toss their remnants and scraps — forks, knives, and deli paper included — into the four-foot high wooden bins near the door.
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All of the Beach Pea's food fodder — everything from plastic ware to napkins to boxes and yes, even the coffee cups — are made of 100 percent biodegradable and compostable materials. To read more, visit Seacoast Online's website.