Each and every ingredient we use is the best of the best — sourced directly from regenerative and organic farms.
Click an ingredient to find out where it comes from, or scroll down to explore all of our farms!
buckwheat teff flaxseeds oats almonds
maple sugar currants chocolate cacao spices baking soda
Kandarian Organic Farms
Los Osos, CA
Buckwheat | regenerative, organic
Brown Teff | regenerative, organic
Brown Flaxseeds | regenerative, organic
Kandarian Organic Farms is a small but mighty farm on the Central Coast of California, led by Larry Kandarian, a farmer of 25 years and passionate steward of the land. Kandarian grows plants, herbs and grains according to regenerative principles. Kandarian’s commitment to regenerative organic farming is compelling. It takes exceptional knowledge, effort and courage to operate the way Kandarian does. We’re encouraged by their big picture perspective and devotion to farm in a way that renews the soil and the world at large.
"Modern agricultural practices favoring efficiency and profit have erased much of nature’s diversity and nutrition from modern diets, but Kandarian is changing all of that. We select our crops for their benefit to the earth and for their nutritional, cultural and culinary value to humans. We use no chemicals of any kind including fertilizers. We generate our own fertilizer by growing legumes… We do very minimal tillage and we always have something growing on the soil so that the roots can help us grow more soil by working with the carbon nitrogen ratios, as well as the bacterial, fungal relationship.”
Nash's Organic Produce
One of the original organic farms in Washington State, Nash's Organic Produce has been certified organic since the 1970's. The 600-acre farm is located in the fertile Sequim Dungeness Valley—surrounded by water on three sides and the Olympic Mountains to the south. This unique location allows production of excellent fruits, vegetables, grains, seed, eggs and pastured pork year round. Nash's holistic understanding of agriculture makes them a farm we're glad to work with. They go above and beyond organic requirements to encourage soil health and even have a robust composting program for a farm of their size. We celebrate the time and effort they invest in creating an ecosystem that produces quality whole foods.
"On Nash's organic farm, we don't use soil—we partner with it to produce crops in a sustainable way… The crew at Nash's works hard to amend the soil and maintain its health and vitality without using the unsustainable "quick fixes," such as chemical fertilizers to boost fertility. Soil fertility is critical to growing delicious, vibrant veggies, so the quality of the farm's products depends on the health of its soil."
Yemetz Family Farms
Yemetz Family Farms grows almonds organically and sustainably in the Central Valley of California. They’ve been doing it right from the start — farming organically since George Yemetz began his orchard on untilled land in 1996. We love that Yemetz’ almonds are truly raw. While most store-bought almonds are pasteurized with steam or chemicals, Yemetz’ almonds are never heated. Their rich flavor and nutrients are still in tact.
Patterson Sugar Bush
Park Falls, WI
A family operation since 1988, Patterson Sugar Bush is nestled between the two forks of the scenic Flambeau River near Park Falls, Wisconsin. Patterson is certified organic and follows sustainable forest practices in their production of fine maple syrup products. We appreciate Patterson’s legacy and care in producing maple sugar in small batches from pure maple syrup without the use of any additives or preservatives.
“A neat thing about us is our land has been in my dad's family for 130+ years, and they have been making maple syrup on that land since they purchased it, making me 6th generation I believe!” – Tim Patterson
Three Sisters Organic
Three Sisters Organic, led by father-daughter duo Joe and Natalie Soghomonian, is a 550 acre farm with a predominant focus on grapes and raisins. They’ve been farming organically since 1981 and bring a deep integrity to their work. We love how they prize quality over quantity in their practices and don’t believe in shortcuts. Their use of cover crops to build nutrient-rich soil is just one example of their care, and the flavorful currants and raisins that result are welcome additions to our products.
“You will always see the father and daughter in the fields making sure that the farms are being cared for in the best way. They do not over crop their vineyards and pick late for a higher sugar content and fresher product.”
Santa Barbara Chocolate
Santa Barbara, CA
Chocolate Chips | fair trade, organic
We searched high and low for a chocolate chip that met our standards — organic, fair trade and made with unrefined sugar — and found Santa Barbara Chocolate. The company uses a special blend of cacao sourced from around the world to ensure the lowest heavy metal content. We appreciate the company’s commitment to ethical trade — using only traceable ingredients and making sure that farmers receive a larger share of profits.
Cacao Powder | fair trade, organic
Kokoa Kamili Cooperative, Tanzania
Meridian Cacao helps bridge the gap between exceptional cacao farms and companies seeking responsible, top-tier cacao. Partner farms produce world-class quality beans through practices that are environmentally and socially responsible. Our cacao powder specifically comes from Kokoa Kamili, a grower-centered cooperative in Tanzania, focused on improving the quality of life of Tanzanian farmers. This minimally processed, unroasted cacao powder is certified organic and grown on smallholder farms, as opposed to a mono-cropped estate. We love knowing that noteable craft chocolate companies also choose to use this exceptional cacao in their products.
Burlap & Barrel
New York, NY
Pemba Cloves | Zanzibar Islands, Tanzania | single origin, organic
Cinnamon Verum | Zanzibar, Tanzania | single origin, organic
Wild Mountain Cumin | Badakhshan, Afghanistan | single origin, wild harvested, organic
Buffalo Ginger | Cao Bang, Vietnam | single origin
Cloud Forest Yellow Cardamom | Alta Verapaz, Guatemala | single origin, biodynamic
Burlap & Barrel’s enthusiasm for thoughtful sourcing and exceptional quality makes them a kindred spirit. Founders Ethan and Ori work directly with small farmers to source spices that have never been available in the U.S. before and help improve the livelihoods of partner farmers. We love being able to partner with a company dedicated to building international food supply chains that are equitable, transparent and traceable.
“Burlap & Barrel sources our spices directly from farmer cooperatives and small farms, bypassing brokers and middlemen who drive prices up and quality down. We visit farms and spend time with farmers, learning firsthand about the economic, social and cultural factors behind their farming methods, and we support them to improve the quality, quantity, and value of their products. Our spices are single origin, sourced directly from small farms around the world. They are typically harvested by hand, dried naturally, grown organically whenever possible, and transported directly preserve freshness.”
Bob's Red Mill
Born in the 1960’s out of Bob and Charlee Moore’s passion for wholesome, natural foods, Bob’s Red Mill is now a well-known leader in the natural foods world. The employee-owned company offers grains, beans and other food products with a spirit of honesty and integrity. Because we care about the details, we’re proud to use baking soda from Bob’s Red Mill in our products. Unlike conventional counterparts that use chemical processes, Bob’s mines their baking soda from the earth with minimal processing.
“Our pure baking soda is made from the deposits of mineralized sodium bicarbonate and is extracted by a simple water process that uses no chemicals.”
What does regenerative mean?
When we use the term regenerative, we’re referring to farms that prioritize soil health through practices including cover cropping, no/minimal tilling, managed grazing, composting and integration of trees. Farming in this way improves soil health, crop yields, water resilience and nutrient density. These practices build upon organic methods to help sequester carbon and positively impact our environment.