Bread SRSLY began as an effort to woo my gluten-intolerant crush. I created heaps of gluten-free baked goods, learning about all new ingredients and grains. After 2 years of wild experimentation, I discovered two things: my stomach problems were gone, and I was in love with the history of bread.
I went on a quest to learn as much as I could about traditional baking techniques and their benefits to our health. I discovered sourdough, harvested some wild yeast from my Cole Valley kitchen, and never looked back.
(In addition to being gluten-free, all Bread SRSLY products are free of dairy, egg, soy, nut, potato, tapioca, and garbanzo.)
Mr. Brian Wallace is the founder of Endorfin, and as such he acts as the chief chocolate alchemist & consultant around here. His passion for ethnobotany led him to chocolate, aka Theobroma cacao, which translated from Latin literally means "the food of the gods." Brian enjoys infusing herbs and spices from nearly every continent into his chocolates, making anything from cognitive-enhancing blends for students to aphrodisiac blends for, well…. You get the picture. A while back Brian took his passion for chocolate to the next level by enrolling in a series of master chocolatier and chocolate-making courses in California, Costa Rica, and beyond, which inevitably led to him to coupling his love for medicinal plants & foods with the technological savvy requisite to produce high quality artisan chocolate. Brian believes in nourishing the mind, body, and spirit through all things cacao, and his current mission in life is to spread the chocolate gospel everywhere he goes.
Kuli Kuli is the first company to introduce moringa, a unique superfood, to the U.S. food market. Moringa was featured on the Dr. Oz show last year and Kuli Kuli was recently on the homepage of Yahoo! in an article entitled "The Next Superfood is Here and It's Called Moringa." Kuli Kuli’s first product is a gluten-free nutrition bar full of simple, wholesome ingredients and a nutritious burst of moringa. Kuli Kuli supports women-owned farming cooperatives in West Africa to grow moringa and use it to improve the health of their communities. By incentivizing women to use moringa and paying fair wages, Kuli Kuli is improving livelihoods and health. Kuli Kuli recently raised $53,000 through a crowdfunding campaign at http://igg.me/at/kuli-kuli/x/118724 -- making us one of the highest grossing food campaigns in Indiegogo’s history. After selling over 10,000 bars online, we are now selling in Whole Foods stores in Northern California.
Nomadic Ground is a mash up of an organic and fair trade coffee company,
a podcast show and a guy out for a walk. Nomadic Ground is certified organic by CCOF and by Fair Trade USA.
My goal is to raise enough funds to start a coffee roasting cooperative in San Francisco. The roaster I want to purchase is hand built up in Santa Rosa. I roast my beans on an old 1963 Burns Jubilee roaster. Its open perferated drum conduction heat. Old school, old beauty. Mostly, Nomadic Ground is about the end result of coffee - the conversation that happens over a great cup. I leave it to the whipper snappers to parse the science of pour over techniques.
Coffee roasting and building a coffee brand....a micro business providing a legitimate source of income for people with few resources. Contact me, let's work together.
Look for nomadic ground on Soundcloud, itunes, stitcher, twitter, and facebook
Victorian Farmstead Meat Company specializes in all natural and pasture raised Beef, Lamb, Pork, Chicken and Sausage. Our mission is to bring the best meat Sonoma and Marin County have to offer to our local communities. We are hyper-local, and consider it just as important to be a sustainable business as it is to provide our customers with sustainably raised meat. All our meat is raised in West Sonoma and Marin Counties within 25 miles of our farm in Sebastopol, CA. If we don’t raise it ourselves we know exactly how and by whom it is being raised. Our chicken is our speciality, as we raise 100% of what we sell. We also have VF Subscription Boxes, where our members subscribe for 6 or 12 months and receive a 5 or 10 pound box of Beef, Pork and Lamb every month or every other week. We are excited about the growth we will experience in 2013, as we are opening our own USDA inspected cut and wrap facility, as well as a new retail location! These, along with our expanding wholesale business, ensure that whether our customers visit us at their local farmers market or our new retail location, subscribe to our VF Boxes, or enjoy our products through one of our wholesale partners, they are getting the freshest, best raised meat available.
We started rockroom winemaking cooperative with a simple goal in mind: make some great wine for ourselves and our friends. To do this we secure super-premium grapes from talented California winegrowers then we allow that fruit to become the awesome wine it wants to be.
We offer organic, fair trade coffee beans. Our continued mission is to offer these coffee products to our customers at optimum quality, supervising a roasting process that accentuates the intrinsic qualities of each origin‘s coffee beans.
For ten years Mamá Art Cafe has been recognized and awarded as a small business in the Exelsior-Mission District. Offering specialty fair-trade organic coffee from Latin America. And cultural producer facilitating programs benefiting the community through art, local employment and by bridging the cultural divide.
SPECIAL EVENTS AT MAMA ART CAFE:
MARCH 28TH - Arts Reception from 7 to 10 PM.
APRIL 11TH - WALK TO WORK DAY 2014 we will sponsor this event from 6:30 AM to 11 AM.
APRIL 25TH - Arts Reception from 7 to 10 PM.
MAY 11TH - MAMA 10th Anniversary Celebrating Art and Music from 12 to 6PM!
MONTHLY ONGOING EVENTS:
Music every Wednesday from 1 to 4 PM.
Open Mic for youth First Friday of every month.
Veterans Meeting - (Cesar Chaves Post) First Wednesday of every month.
Bay Bucks Members' Special:
For $30.00 we are offering Bay Bucks members our special 3 cooperative organic and fair trade coffee gift bags. The gift bag is three 12 oz bags of coffee, one Colombian, one Brazilian and one Peruvian, usually valued at $45.00!