Local Community & Charitable Giving

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Employees and Community

  • We believe that supporting our employees and our community is a responsibility of a sustainable business.

  • Every day our fabulous cooks prepare a free, home-cooked lunch for all of the Badgers made from 100% organic and mostly local foods. During the summer months, much of the produce we use comes right from our Badger vegetable garden!

  • Twice a year Badger employees participate in a roadside clean-up and community service projects. This is scheduled during a normal work day and all employees are paid.  Also, Badger employees are paid up to 16 hours per year to volunteer their time for environmental and community projects during the year. See our 'Trash Talk' video!.

  • Badger offers workshops to the community on topics such as Composting, Orchard Cultivation, Planning your Flower Garden, and Healthy Beekeeping. These are open to the public, and are on a voluntary donation basis. Click for a list of upcoming workshops.

  • Badger supports organic and Fair Trade agriculture whenever possible in all of our ingredient purchasing practices.

  • Badger Bill has become a major advocate for the health and well-being of honeybees and their beekeepers who have been particularly hard hit by the recent Colony Collapse Disorder. Bill gives lectures on healthy beekeeping and has designed an innovative new beehive that involves a new model of beekeeping. Read more.

Charitable Giving

In line with our company principles, Badger donates 10% of before tax profits to non-profit organizations that focus on the health & welfare of children (including environmental education), local organizations serving the local community, and the promotion of peace and wellbeing. Badger also matches a percentage of employee's contributions to charitable causes. Here are some of the non-profits that Badger supports:

Kroka Expeditions

Monadnock Waldorf School

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Betsi McGuigan When I first started working at Badger I had a dream that I was searching for my new green shoes. The owners, Bill and Katie, were helping me to search. How accurate our dreams often are! Here at Badger we are all constantly searching for "our new green shoes." Every decision is weighed for its environmental impact. First, do no harm. Second, when possible, help to make the earth a healthier place. It's a pleasure to work in an environment where cutting edge thinking about "doing good" is the norm.

Badgers love Earth Day. We celebrate by spending a morning wearing our sturdiest sneakers, green or not, and cleaning the local roadsides as well as our yard here at Badger. It will be a chance to turn the compost, clean out the garden beds, and plant a few flowers before we sit down together to enjoy a 100% organic, mostly local, and fair trade lunch. It's all part of a fashion trend here at the Badger Mines where we are always searching for new green shoes!

-Betsi McGuigan - Badger's Former Lunch Chef