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Chipotle Mexican Grill
Food with Integrity is Chipotle’s commitment to changing the “fast food” culture by serving customers the very best ingredients, all raised with respect for animals, farmers and the environment. We are proud to provide Chipotle with one of their staples – certified sustainable beans. www.chipotle.com
Earthly Gourmet
Earthly Gourmet is an independently owned, wholesale distributor of raw, vegan and gluten-free gourmet foods, and sustainably harvested local produce in Oregon and Washington State. They cater to restaurants, bakeries, independent cafes, food carts, and natural food stores. www.earthlygourmet.com
Taco Time Northwest
With an ever-increasing commitment to local, healthy ingredients, Taco Time Northwest serves beans grown in the heart of Washington. A family owned and operated company, Taco Time has been a Pacific Northwest favorite for over 50 years. www.tacotimenw.com
Alexis Foods
Alexis Foods has become one of Portland’s premier food distributors. Alexis Foods was established by Alexis Bakouros in 1987 after great success with his award-winning Greek restaurant. Realizing the local food scene’s sources of specialty imported products was limited, he created an import/distribution company to fill the need. www.alexisfoods.com
U.S. Dry Bean Council
The United States Dry Bean Council (USDBC) is a private trade association that represents growers and shippers of edible dry beans grown in the U.S. The USDBC promotes the use, consumption and marketing of domestically grown dry beans throughout the world. We are proud to be a member and to help formulate best standards and practices that benefit both consumers and our industry. www.usdrybeans.com
Idaho Seed Bean Company
The company’s goal is to provide consistently superior stock seed, giving customers the essential ingredient to produce a superior product. Founded in 1973 by Dr. Leslie L. (Bill) Dean. Dr. Dean retired from the University of Idaho after a successful thirty year career as their Extension Plant Pathologist and bean breeder.
Rancho Gordo
Rancho Gordo is a specialty producer and seller of heirloom beans based in Napa County, California. www.ranchogordo.com
Great Northwest Seeds
Central Bean Company is proud to partner with Buchholz Enterprises and Idaho Seed Bean Company under this joint enterprise, Great Northwest Seeds. We develop, grow and distribute seed bred for the plains of central Canada and the United States. For more information about this partnership and its seed products call 701.640.1681 or email abuchholzseed@gmail.com.
Better Bean Company
From how the ingredients are grown to how the products impact the health of its customers, Better Bean is bettering the food system - one bean at a time. Inspired by fresh salsa and pasta, Better Bean puts its beans in a tub and sells them fresh in the retailer’s refrigerated section. www.betterbeanco.com
Washington State Crop Improvements Association
As a non-profit organization working with Washington State University, the Washington State Department of Agriculture and Washington seed growers and conditioners, the collective goal is to develop, produce and distribute certified Washington seed and improve crop yields. www.washingtoncrop.com
Food Alliance
Food Alliance operates the most comprehensive 3rd party certification program for sustainably produced food in North America. Farms, ranches, food processors and distributors that meet Food Alliance’s standards as determined by a 3rd party site inspection, use Food Alliance certification to support credible claims for social and environmental responsibility, differentiate their products in the marketplace and to strengthen their brands. www.foodalliance.org