Check out these farms we love and carry in our Pantry.
Eatwell Farm: This weekly CSA in Dixon will help you feed your family all organic, locally grown seasonal produce all year long. If you’re new to Eatwell, make sure to use the promo code HICKMAN15 because our members get 15% off their first order! Check out my blog posts for ways to use your whole box to feed a family of 4 for dinner all week long with only the addition of high quality meat.
Terra Firma Farm is located in beautiful Winters, California, one of the oldest fruit and vegetable growing regions in Northern California. Terra Firma has over 15 years experience producing high quality organic fruit and vegetables for its Community Supported Agriculture program (CSA). At most times of year, we are harvesting and packing a wide variety of seasonably available items from our fields
Lockewood Acres: Alongside their seasonal CSA in Vacaville, Lockewood Acres offers hands on family fun with gatherings for pomegranate, pumpkin and olive harvesting! You can enjoy their abundance of produce available spring, summer and fall.
The Cloverleaf Farm is a five acre orchard and farm outside of Davis, California, bursting with peaches, nectarines, apricots and figs. Emma Torbert and Katie Fyhrie lease the orchard from The Collins Farm and co-manage the Collins Community Farmstand. The community farmstand, directly off of I-80 West at the Kidwell Exit.
Araceli Farms is located on the outskirts of Dixon, CA. The family has owned the property for about 20 years but just now began our journey in farming it themselves. After years of city living we are ready to build and share our farm, which led them to plant their first crop of lavender in April of 2017. To combat daily exposure to chemicals and toxins, the are going to a back to basics mantra “less is more.” Araceli is are committed to providing pure products — ones you can pronounce and recognize; and they source all of their raw materials and plants from people we know, love, and trust.
Erickson Ranch’s roots began in Italy in the early 1900’s. Born in 1888, Augusto Toselli immigrated to Suisun Valley by way of San Francisco as a young man on a quest for adventure, and a new life. Now in its third generation, Ray and Victoria Erickson are carrying on the Erickson Ranch farming traditions. With the increasing demand for authentic, fresh, and locally grown produce, they definitely fit the bill. The ranch is very authentic; and without a doubt, local. According to Victoria, “We grow what we sell and can, which certainly guarantees that our produce is picked at its peak ripeness. This ensures the best possible flavors.”
SucherNova Apothecary: Talk about an amazing farm for anything that ails you (and ways to keep from ailing as well). This biodynamic farm is run entirely by a good friend of mine who grows (or forages) and distills all of her own essential oils and blends. If you’re looking for the highest quality organic CBD oil, or salves, teas, and tinctures this is the place.
Petaluma Creamery/Spring Hill Cheese Company is certified organic dairy and their cows are on pasture year-around. Their hardy Jersey cows are smaller and their lower milk volumes are higher in protein and butterfat than their Holstein cousins. Their grazing is managed, rotated for longer growing seasons. During the winter months, they are supplemented with farm-grown silage: a mixture of red & white oats, bell beans, rye grass and fava beans. On their organic farm they employ sustainable practices and the kind respectful treatment of animals. Their cows are never fed any GMO feeds, antibiotics, or bovine growth hormones.
“If you don’t have farmers, you don’t have food. It’s not about making money with the creamery. It’s about keeping agriculture alive.” Owner — Larry Peter
Claravale Farm Raw Dairy One of only two largely distributed raw milk and cream dairies in California. Claravale explains that raw milk is unique in that it is the only significant source of a complete food in our diet that is not processed in some form before being eaten. This mean the enzymes are all available, whereas in pasteurized milk, less than 10% remain. This allows your body to more readily utilize all of the nutrition that is available in this milk unlike pasteurized milk. The protein, vitamins, minerals and calcium in raw milk are 100% available, including all 22 amino acids, eight that are essential, and 18 fatty acids.
J.Thaddeus Coffee Roasting began years ago as a hobby, long before it had a name. I started out roasting green coffee beans in a popcorn popper. I eventually upgraded to a small home roaster. I started having some great roasts and shared them with friends. I was pretty excited about what I was tasting. After friends and family began asking to buy my coffee I began roasting on the commercial sized Probat roaster that you see in the pictures. After my first official roast, the 2016 Merry Christmas Blend; there was no turning back. Since then I have focused on releasing small batches of outstanding coffees that have been responsibly sourced. We are excited to be J. Thaddeus Coffee Roasting’s first retail location.
Mast Coffee Mid 2012, co-founders Michael Sanchez & Stephen Mentze began Mast Coffee Co. The dream was to offer an extraordinary customer experience alongside phenomenal coffees, while developing true relationships with purveyors and customers alike. Today, through hard work and innumerable blessing, Mast has grown into an award winning coffee provider that reaches a global customer base. Four ideas have stayed true and constant through their growth and allowed them to succeed in this growing and competitive industry: Curiosity, Innovation, Collaboration, and Experience.
Early Bird Farm is nestled in the Sierra Foothills in Nevada City, California. The farm was established in 2014 using sustainable practices to grow the healthiest and most nutrient dense produce. Farmer Drew has a passion for stewardship of the land, supporting a healthy community, and raising a happy, healthy, God loving family. Early Bird Farm supplies The Pantry with organic heirloom stone milled flours for our sourdough breads and pancake mix.
Olivewood Ranch Olive Oil After 15 years of growing grapes in Suisun Valley, California, Pamm and Pete decided to try their hand at olives. They were fortunate enough to find an existing grove with 10 year old trees with their favorite four Italian varietals… it was meant to be! After being immersed in all aspects of olive oil production through education and research, they found themselves in love with the process. As with their wine business, producing their estate grown extra virgin olive oil quickly became a family affair. Whether in the field, at a farmer’s market, or on the bottling line, you’ll inevitably find one of their seven children sharing in the process.
Fat and the Moon Continuing a family legacy of herbalists and natural healers, Fat and the Moon founder Rachel Budde has built her company around providing handcrafted, herbal body care products to those seeking natural and effective alternatives to chemical-filled products. Like a witch over a cauldron, Budde experiments with age-old ingredients and recipes passed down from various healing traditions to craft innovatively simple products that are good for the body and the earth. “Our skin is the organ of our edge- it is the place where we meet the world. Our edges are the places we grow and change.” Fat and the Moon provides intentionally made potions to support that edge. F&M, at its core, is about healing.
Minnie and Grace Bath Shop Promises that all of our luxury artisan soaps and bath products are made in small batches to ensure that every bar of soap is made with thoughtfulness and care. We only use carefully selected ingredients. Only the highest quality luxury oils and soothing butters are used to create skin-loving products like no other! We promise that every product contains a luxury element, be it in the form of fruit/vegetable puree, coconut milk, goat milk, shea butter, silk or sometimes all of those together. The combinations are endless! We never use pre-made bases, as each product recipe is made from scratch after hours of formulation, testing, and tweaking, until we are happy and confident with the end result. We never ever ever test our products on animals.
AzureStandard.com: This is a phenomenal online grocery store with monthly drop off deliveries to central locations all around the area. They carry fantastic deals on organic and non-GMO grains, pantry goods, and cheese (Grazers Raw and Organic Valley are my go to blocks).