The inspiration for Beautiful Day Cafe is woven into a tapestry rich with lush gardens and small-town cafes. It is more than a nod to the farm-to-table, slow meal and locavore movements – it is a community of neighbors committed to incorporating all of those values into their daily lives. It is equal parts homespun tradition (using the freshest and closest ingredients) and common sense – all mixed up with some fine skills in the kitchen.
The Beautiful Day Cafe seasonal menus are founded in organic practices. Whenever possible we source from local and regional farmers and fair/direct trade cooperatives. Our primary focus is divided between providing healthy, delicious meals (good for the body and the planet) and sharing this information with the community.
A natural extension of the Cafe is the Green Street Permaculture Garden (adjacent to our building at the intersection of Green and Central.) The foundation for this garden has been meticulously laid by a growing army of volunteers, and when at full production will allow us to fill your plates with our bounty. It will also serve as the classroom where we can practice, and teach, sustainable, natural land practices.
This community of volunteers speaks to a much greater void that Beautiful Day Cafe is filling. It is so much more than a place to grab a bite to eat. Charolett Knapic and her team of imagineers have built a clubhouse where playing along is encouraged and the community has rallied around the dream with great support.
Beautiful Day Cafe sees itself as a community link for conscious living. Incorporating practices that regenerate wholeness and create purpose in our daily lives throughout the building and management of Beautiful Day Cafe, the Green Street Permaculture Garden, composting sites, hen house, water feature, fireplace, greenhouse and garage.
“The locavore movement has been embraced by a growing number of restaurants in town, but Beautiful Day, which Echo Landscapes owner Charolett Knapic opened in May, is taking it to the next level. In the spring, Knapic will turn the vacant lot next to the restaurant into a large garden that will supply it with fruits and vegetables. That’s about as local as you can get.”
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