The Brothers Lane will be satisfied at nothing. No waste, that is. Founders of the country’s first zero-waste grocery, brothers Joseph, Patrick, and Christian Lane, along with partner Christopher Pepe, were concerned about how much food packaging gets thrown in the garbage, and wanted to see if they could create a grocery store outside the loop that contributes to the over 700,000 tons of garbage that goes into American landfills every day. They could, and they do it with style. in.gredients is a friendly, warm, welcoming community spot, with vegetable beds out front, rockers on the porch, and inviting picnic tables that fill up with neighbors meeting for beer, wine, and locally-made bites out front every happy hour. It may be a store with a small footprint, but in.gredients offers worlds of inspiration both culinary and environmental. We meet up with Joseph Lane to talk food, company ethos, and being the change he wants to see in the world.
*photography by Thomas Winslow