High West Distillery Introduces Sustainable Dinning Options
August 31, 2010
PARK CITY, UTAH (August 20, 2010) – High West Distillery is pleased to announce its partnership with High Star Farm, an organic farm located in Kamas, Utah, and Copper Moose Farm, a organic CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) supplier in Park City. High Star Farm and Copper Moose Farm will provide the distillery with year-round vegetables and herbs for the restaurant’s haut, innovative Western cuisine.
Copper Moose Farm, the only Park City-based CSA, which dedicates 2400 square feet of solar greenhouse space for wintertime growing, is in its fourth season of providing consumers and wholesalers with crops that are grown and harvested using biodynamic methods that support a balanced ecosystem. “We are thrilled to support both High Star and Copper Moose and their mission to provide sustainable and fresh produce for our patrons,” said High West Distillery’s executive chef and general manager James Dumas. “The quality of our food continues to be our highest priority, and the choice to bring farm-fresh produce into our kitchen allows us to create a very natural menu. It’s a healthy decision that benefits our whole community.”
High West Distillery is one of only six restaurants to participate in High Star Farms’ cooperative farming efforts. In Fall 2009, the partners of High Star Ranch diversified their agricultural offerings and introduced a small acre farm, where most vegetables, herbs and flowers are grown year-round in energy efficient greenhouses. High Star’s small-scale farming methods ensure that produce is grown with care for the sake of the environment and the consumer.
Supporting small local farmers is just one of the ways High West Distillery has committed to building a restaurant that is deeply rooted in the Park Citycommunity. Prior to opening the restaurant and saloon in November 2009, the historic building underwent extensive remodeling, and 80 percent of the original materials were reclaimed to conserve the Old West spirit that once existed in Park City. “It’s been my goal to source local, organic ingredients for our food and spirits since we began High West,” said High West Distillery proprietor David Perkins. “Partnering with High Star and Copper Moose Farm brings us one step closer to offering our customers more sustainable dining options and helps create a closer bond between the diner, their food and the community.”
The High West Distillery and Saloon is located at the base of the Town Lift at 703 Park Ave. in Park City, Utah For more information, visit the web atwww.highwestdistillery.com.
About High West Distillery & Saloon
High West Distillery & Saloon is Utah’s first legal distillery since 1870 and the World’s only Ski-in Gastro-distillery located at exactly 7000’ at the base of the Town Lift in the heart of Old Town Park City Utah. High West's passion is crafting unique world class whiskies. At the American Distilling Institutes’ 2010 Craft American Whiskey Competition, High West's Bourye won the top accolade “Best Craft American Whiskey”. In addition, High West also won Best Rye Whiskey, Best Blended Whiskey, and Best Un-aged Whiskey. The saloon is a quaint, family friendly, full-service restaurant and bar where visitors can refuel on nouveau western fare next to our hand hammered 250-gallon copper pot still in a newly renovated 100-year-old livery stable and a Victorian mining era home, both listed on the National Register of Historic Places. We have several wonderfully decorated rooms ideal for private parties ranging from 10 to 180 guests. For more information and to find where to buy High West products near you, please visit highwest.com.
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