Ritual Coffee Roasters, an independent company based in San Francisco, California, operates four cafes in San Francisco and Napa, provides coffee for over 200 wholesale accounts across the country, and has direct relationships with 95 percent of the farmers supplying their beans, paying them three times the average wage for their work. Founded by Eileen Hassi in 2005, Ritual Coffee is an important part of San Francisco’s food movement. Eileen and her team are committed to developing sustainable relationships with growers and providing thrive-able wages for employees.
Organic Pastures Dairy, located in the San Joaquin Valley near Fresno, California, is one of the country’s only remaining small, family-owned and operated dairies. Organic Pastures cows are individually named, graze on open pasture every day, and are never given antibiotics, hormones, or GMOs. Organic Pastures raw milk and cream is unaltered, unpasteurized, unheated, and absolutely unchanged in any way from what nature intended. Originally delivering raw milk direct to customers out of the trunk of their car, Organic Pastures founder, Blain McAffe and her husband, Mark, have steadily grown their operation to include butter, cheese, and kefir, all while raising a beautiful family, supporting 50 long-tenured employees, and serving as the guardians of 432 happy, happy cows.