Saturday, June 14, 2008

Ideal Bite's Tip of the Day (a little late)

Sorry for not posting this yesterday ... sometimes life just gets in the way of regular posting, you know?

The Bite
Help them to eco-ize it. In the rough-and-tumble world of business, kids need to work every angle out there. Not only does green sell, the lemonade'll probably taste better.

The Benefits
  • Stand-ing up for the environment. In CA alone, more than 2 million pounds of pesticides are sprayed on lemons; every bit of organic lemonade helps.
  • A block monopoly. Green is hot - help your kid e-lemon-ate the competition.

Personally Speaking
Check out the blog for our fresh lemonade recipe.

Wanna Try?
  • Recycled Cardboard Lemonade Stand - pre-constructed stand for high-rolling, mini eco-preneurs ($60).
  • Greenware Cups - clear-plastic, 16-ounce biodegradable cups made from corn rather than petroleum ($8/50).
  • Cascadian Farm Lemonade Concentrate - tart, organic lemonade concentrate that serves six ($4).
  • Other Ideas - use organic or local ingredients from the farmers market to make the lemonade; in lieu of disposable cups, offer glasses or mugs for sip 'n' chatters; use old boxes to make the stand; advertise that a portion of profits goes to charity; and (our personal fave) give discounts to people who bike or walk up to the stand, rather than drive.

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