Homegrown Sprouting Farms
In an effort to better connect to our food and the earth we started Homegrown Sprouting Farms, our very own certified organic farms with outposts in Woodinville, WA & Discovery Bay, CA. The farms support our stores with local, hyper-seasonal, organic produce. We also use the farms as a vehicle to educate our teams and communities about sustainable agriculture. While they are a small part of our growing business they are a big part of our commitment to keeping it local.
We’re so often asked “what’s a sustainable sandwich?” And we get it, on the surface, it’s just a sandwich! But we believe that something as simple as a sandwich can do big things in the world.
Our idea is that if we thoughtfully curate every little thing about the sandwich - where the grains for the bread come from, how the animals behind our meats and cheeses are raised, what chemicals we’re keeping off our fruits and vegetables - each sandwich will be a little bit healthier for the planet and for the people who enjoy eating them. And when you multiply that effect by all the sustainable sandwiches we sell every day, you can really start to envision the positive change we can have on the food system, even by rallying behind something as simple as a sandwich.
We know it sounds silly, but we call this idea Sandwich Environmentalism and it’s delicious!
Our stores are designed to be as low-impact as possible. We use reclaimed, recycled and FSC certified building materials and low-VOC paints in our furniture and wall coverings. We use hyper-efficient LED and CFL lighting. Additionally, there are no trash cans: we only use nearly 100% compostable + recyclable products.