We want to change the food system so future generations can live in greater harmony with the earth.
Reduce environmental impact. Craft the best food. Provide exceptional service. Cultivate our people.
For us it’s about “Growing with Purpose,” ensuring our food is sustainably sourced, ingredient by ingredient, farm by farm, choosing what is best for all stakeholders - people, animals and the land. We believe that as our business grows, our positive environmental impact should too.
In an effort to better connect to our food and the earth we started Homegrown Sprouting Farms, our very own certified organic farm in Woodinville, WA. The farm supports our stores with local, hyper-seasonal, organic produce. We also use the farms as a place to teach our partners about sustainable agriculture. The farm is a small part of our growing business, but it's a big part of our commitment to keeping it local.
Food is the liaison between our earth and our community. Understanding the relationships that link the planet to the product is an important part of our recognition that in addition to our economic impact, we are responsible for our social and environmental impact as well.
1% for the Planet
We partner with 1% for the Planet to give 1% of sales from our seasonal menu to organizations working on environmental conservation and sustainable agriculture. Order one of our seasonal offerings to accelerate our funding for a healthier planet.
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.
- Energy Efficient Lighting
- Low VOC Paint
- Reclaimed & Recycled Materials
- FSC Certified Materials
- 100% Compostable & Reusable Materials
2017 Impact Report
Total pounds of pesticides saved by sourcing organic produce
Total pounds of antibiotics saved by sourcing 100% antibiotic-free meats & dairy
Total pounds of dairy products sourced without artificial hormones
Total kilowatt (kWh) saved by offsetting 100% of our stores’ electric power usage with clean wind energy
Gallon per minute (gpm) water flow rate reduction by switching to high-efficiency, low-flow fixtures
Total watts (w) of electrical output saved through high-efficiency bulbs
Total pounds of recycled products saved from landfills
Total pounds of compostable organic waste saved from landfills
Total pounds of waste saved from landfills