Passover–Pesach in Hebrew–is a spring holiday that celebrates new life. That's why the served at a Passover dinner (seder) include fresh greens and eggs to symbolize the season.
Jewish families in Brentwood–and around the world–will sit down for a seder after sundown on Monday, April 18.
You can synch your seder with the season with these six sustainable seder secrets:
1. The Jews may have wandered the desert for 40 years, but it will take you no more than an hour to walk to the and even less time if you ride your bike. Not only will you get to the market in a gas-free manner, but you'll also be supporting local growers and their fresh, organic produce.
2. If antibiotic-free kosher chicken or turkey is on your seder menu, check out the Kosher Valley line at .
3. When looking for eco-friendly kosher-for-Passover wines, try Hagafen Cellars in Napa Valley or Herzog Wine Cellars from Oxnard. These aren't your grandfather's grape juice!
4. And as always, bring your own shopping bags to the farmers market and supermarket to get your goods home the green way.
5. Once you're meal has been planned, don't forget to set a sustainable table. Even if there's a crowd, avoid the urge to use paper and plastic.
6. When your Passover meal is finally over, store leftovers in containers instead of plastic wrap and aluminum foil. Compost what you can and be sure to run a full dishwasher. And if you did use paper or plastic, don't forget to recycle.
Chag kasher v'sameach (Have a kosher and happy holiday)!
This article courtesy of Beverly Hills Patch.