what guides us
Figg's is guided by a commitment to our local community. Whether that be downtown Chestertown, Kent County, the Eastern Shore, Maryland, or the greater Mid-Atlantic, we are committed to uplifting and serving our community. Ordinaries were originally created to serve as gathering places for community members of all walks of life, and at Figg’s we strive to embody that Ordinary spirit in all that we do. Through the foods we prepare to nourish our neighbors, the nearby farmers we go to for locally-grown, seasonal ingredients, and the sustainable business practices we employ, community is our first priority.
Figg's is working towards becoming a Zero-Waste business, and has already taken many steps to get there. We currently compost all food scraps, use compostable to-go containers and silverware, stock only paper straws, sell reusable thermoses and stainless steel straws in-store, and encourage all of our customers to bring their own containers when they are dining on the go. We source nearly all of our ingredients from local farmers and producers, and our dining-ware was made by local potter Marilee Schumann, with some recent additions by one of our multi-talented employees, Vanna.