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April 22, 2016

Homegrown

The more stores we build, the more conscious we are of our footprint on the environment. And we’re not just blowing smoke! We’re excited to announce that we’re now offsetting 100% of our stores’ electrical power usage with clean wind energy.

In search of a clean, alternative energy offset, we partnered with Arcadia Power to ensure that for every kWh of electricity we use, a kWh of clean energy is produced and put back on the grid. Sustainability is central to our mission and while so much of our focus is on where our food comes from and why, we are equally passionate about changing the way America consumes energy - from fossil fuels to renewables.

Molly Moon's Ginger Ice Cream Sammies

March 14, 2016

9N3A2185 There’s a new flavor in town. As we welcome in spring, rain showers and all, we’re thrilled to have a fun new ice cream sammie flavor in our shops. We’re introducing Molly Moon’s Ginger Ice Cream Sammies to the lineup at our Mercer Island & South Lake Union stores. Behind this bright yellow label, you’ll find ginger ice cream loaded with pureed organic ginger and chunks of organic candied ginger. Stop by and try them out while you daydream about sunny days to come… 9N3A2181 9N3A2163 9N3A2170

Homegrown x Beecher's

February 3, 2016

Homegrown x Beecher's

In the Pacific Northwest we have many amazing local makers around us. One of Seattle’s most classic food producers is Beecher’s Homemade Cheese, a local favorite and a Homegrown favorite. We love partnering with such an incredible local company that’s focused on creating mindfully produced products free of harmful additives.

Founder Kurt Beecher Dammeier is not just passionate about cheese but also believes that people should “know more about the food they eat – where it comes from, what goes into it and how it is made.” With a vision that we so deeply connect with, Beecher’s is a natural fit for us, and a delicious one at that. We are proud to partner with Beecher’s and feature their cheese on our Bacon, Egg + Beecher’s and Ham + Beecher’s.

We took a walk down to Pike Place Market on a distinctly PNW-style rainy day to admire the cheese making process & soak up some of the beauty and flavor Seattle has to offer.

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Homegrown Breakfast

January 18, 2016

Homegrown Breakfast

We are dedicated to sandwiches and sustainability. We are also dedicated to making every meal you eat a decision that feels good – not just because it tastes good, but also because it’s healthful. The hardest time to make that happen is often in the morning, when you’re on the go, focused on your next move, and often scrambling for time. We’ve got your back, serving our skillet-fried egg breakfast sandwiches, organic oatmeal, and craft coffee & tea every morning, and all day long for that matter. Check out the menu here. Our stores open at 7:00 or 8:00 (see when your local store opens here), so you can stop by for a quick breakfast, a morning date with friends, or grab it to-go on your way to work or to the mountains. And stay tuned, because we have some more breakfast ideas cooking at the moment and can’t wait to share them with you!

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2015 Annual Report

January 1, 2016

Homegrown 2015 Annual ReportHappy New Year! For us, social business isn't just about doing good by doing well, it's about *measurable* impact. That's why we've produced our first annual report, a look back on what we accomplished in 2015 and where the U.S. food system is today. By demanding 100% organic produce, we're ensuring that more produce is grown without pesticides and herbicides. By demanding antibiotic-free and hormone-free meats and cheeses, more ranches are raising animals without harmful additives and their scary side-effects. We call it Sandwich Environmentalism and it's delicious.