The Salad Club lunches - er, launches

Kermit the Frog famously lamented, "it's not easy being green." Well, that might be true for a talking amphibian, but if you are looking to add more "green" to your diet, then it's become much easier thanks to The Salad Club, a membership-based organization designed for people who people who love healthy, fresh, and local food.

The Salad Club is a new project designed by Jenna Weiler with a focus on connecting area produce growers and people wanting to eat healthier. To make that that connection, Weiler and the organizing team have curated local culinary talent and area vegetable growers to launch a 6-week club membership program.  

Benefits of joining The Salad Club include a new vegetable-based salad recipe each week crafted by a local, food-loving west Michigan chef. Members also enjoy a weekly newsletter with local food information, a salad club tote, and access to a salad bar lunch, once a week, based on that week's recipe.

Weiler says the program will kick off on July 31, and the salad bar will be available every Thursday for 6 weeks from 12 pm - 1:30 pm at Ambrose in downtown Holland. Members can eat there or take a salad to go. The cost of membership is $60 for 6 weeks.

The long-term vision for The Salad Club is to expand to other cities. Weiler says she has already talked to several interested business owners about hosting The Salad Club in Grand Rapids. "I think passionately about health, eating veggies, and helping to get local food in diet," says Weiler. "The idea (is) to launch something without starting a restaurant."

You can sign up for The Salad Club here.

Writer: John Rumery, Innovation and Job News Editor
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