I just recently had the opportunity to try out a wonderful new product with the help of my friend, Angela at Marx Foods and the Foodie Blogroll. In conjunction with Marx Foods the Foodie Blogroll Team, blogroll members were offered a chance to try out these beautiful eco-friendly, disposable plates, made from Palm Leaf's, at no cost! Getting free stuff is especially nice when it has to do with my favorite thing...new stuff for my kitchen!
I've had previous experience with a similar product made from bamboo, when I was catering for a gourmet eatery in Florida. We used the plates for special events and beach wedding receptions as a beautiful alternative to paper or plastic plates. Brides and their families were pleased to have a reasonably priced alternative to renting china service. Of course, we loved the idea because our event clean up was a cinch!
Marx Foods describes these plates as great for entertaining. Elegant and durable, disposable party plates that are an eco-friendly alternative to conventional disposable plates. These biodegradable plates are a natural and renewable resource. Naturally discarded sheaths of the leaves of the Adaka palm tree are collected from the forest floor. No trees are cut down. The plates and the disposable cutlery are even compostable!