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Urban Roots

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About Urban Roots

Urban Roots is a nonprofit organization that use sustainable agriculture to transform the lives of young people in the community and increase access to healthy food in Austin.

Founded in 2007 as a program of YouthLaunch, they became an independent non-profit in the Fall of 2011. Urban Roots provides paid internships to youth (ages 14-17) to work on the farm. They set a goal of growing 30,000 pounds of produce, with 40% of that being donated to local soup kitchens and food pantries. The other 60% is sold at farmers’ markets (and at in.gredients!) and through their CSA.

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Quick Facts

Location: Austin, TX
Distance from in.gredients: 5.2 miles
Delivery to in.gredients: By truck, in reusable cardboard boxes.

Products

A variety of seasonal vegetables. What we have in stock is dependent on what’s in season.

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January 18, 2013 at 11:30 am

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Johnson’s Backyard Garden

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About Johnson’s Backyard Garden

Johnson’s Backyard Garden is a family-run and community-supported farm, serving the Austin TX area. They started in East Austin in 2004, growing vegetables in their backyard. Their goal is to provide the Austin community with the best quality, locally grown, organic vegetables possible.

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Quick Facts

Location: Austin, TX
Distance from in.gredients: 6.9 miles
Delivery to in.gredients: By truck, in reusable cardboard boxes.

Products

A variety of seasonal vegetables. What we have in stock is dependent on what’s in season.

Written by cscdavis

January 14, 2013 at 4:26 pm

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Eagle Mountain Cheese

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About Eagle Mountain Cheese

An avid cheese-lover with an affinity for these specialty cheeses from Europe, Dave began his journey into the world of making raw milk artisan cheese in Texas.  After all, since Texas is the ninth largest dairy state in the United States, why shouldn’t Texans be making fine artisan cheeses as found in Europe, and to some extent, as found in Vermont, California and Wisconsin?

After attending artisan cheese school in Vermont, Dave returned to Texas to refine the process of fine cheese-making and to teach the art of artisan cheese-making to his son, Matt.

Now, Dave Eagle, along with his son, Matt, offer you some of the finest hand-made cheeses found anywhere in the world.

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Location: Granbury, TX
Distance from in.gredients: 166 miles
Delivery to in.gredients: Delivered by Antonelli’s Cheese Shop.

Products

Drunken Monk Cheddar: This trappist-style cheese is washed with local Balcones Distillery’s whiskey. It has a semi-soft texture and an acidic sharpness. The drunken monk will pair nicely with an IPA.

Written by cscdavis

January 1, 2012 at 3:11 pm

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Green Gate Farms

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We want to give a shout out to Green Gate Farms. They don’t just cultivate delicious foods, but they believe in involving the community in the process – something we really value. Skip Connett and Erin Flynn, who head Green Gate, provide farm tours, run the farm stand, host camps, and connect farmers with consumers through Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). You can even reserve their farm for your own special events. They once held an amazing Mad Hatter Tea Party.

The best part? It’s close by. Green Gate Farms is located in Austin’s historic greenbelt, on the east side of town (8310 Canoga Avenue). Visiting the farm would be a great trip with the kids, and you’ll come home with fresh produce to cook for dinner!

You can spend “Friday on the Farm” or this Saturday head over there to learn how to pickle okra with Farmer Mary.

(image via: Green Gate Farm)

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January 1, 2011 at 10:44 pm

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Third Coast Coffee

About Third Coast Coffee

Coffee was one of the first global commodities, driving the engines of empire and shaping the destinies of entire continents. It remains one of the world’s most problematic articles of trade, with the ability to radically alter ecosystems, economies, and social structures. As the vital intermediaries in the coffee trade, connecting farmers in the coffee lands with consumers in the developed world, coffee importers and roasters bear an immense responsibility. Our work touches the lives of people all over the world, directly and indirectly, and every business decision we make has global consequences.

Different coffee companies confront these challenges in different ways–and some, of course, ignore them altogether. Third Coast’s business model rests on environmental sustainability, a commitment to social justice, and complete transparency. As any of you who’ve been to the shop well know, we like to talk people’s ears off about all three: why we buy organic and transitional coffee, what Fair Trade means to us, how we go about getting our coffee, etc. We figured it was high time we put all of that down in writing. So consider this our manifesto: What we do, how we do it, and why.

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Location: Austin, TX (South Austin)
Distance from in.gredients: 7.6 miles
Delivery to in.gredients: 100% package-free | Trade-off system using re-usable air-tight containers

Products

PERU (WHOLE BEAN): Bright and sweet with sparkling acidity, medium body, very clean.

TRES COSTAS ESPRESSO (WHOLE BEAN): A bright, sweetly citrus espresso with a milk chocolate finish that goes for miles. Shines in milk.

MIXTLÁN (WHOLE BEAN): Semi-sweet chocolate notes round out this remarkably clean Mexican French roast.

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Written by Brian Nunnery

January 1, 2011 at 6:25 pm

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Bona Dea

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About Bona Dea

We are three women on a MISSION: To maximize the food options available for those with gluten intolerances whether dining out or baking in their home.

Our conscientious combination of gluten-free flours and whole grains paired with our meticulous production techniques allow Bona Dea to provide baking blends that are both delicious and healthy.

Each mix is carefully prepared using the national guidelines outlined by the Gluten Intolerance Group. We are serious about our products and want to ensure that they are produced using the safest practices possible. We take this one step further by educating our wholesale clients on safe baking practices when preparing baked goods for the gluten-intolerant community.

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Location: Austin, TX (East Austin)
Distance from in.gredients: 2.2 miles
Delivery to in.gredients: 100% package-free | Re-usable container exchange system

Products

GF All-Purpose Flour: A versatile, sans-leavening mix to suite your basic kitchen needs. Can be prepared vegan or with dairy and eggs and is the perfect on-hand solution for cookies, muffins and quick breads.

Ingredients: Whole grain sorghum flour*, potato starch, tapioca starch, whole grain brown rice flour, sweet rice flour

*Certified Organic

GF Pancake and Waffle Mix: This breakfast mix companion is a must for whipping up a quick batch of pancakes or waffles. Can be prepared with dairy or any non-dairy substitute, yogurt or kefir. Add fruit, seeds, nuts or flax for a delicious healthful punch. Here’s a recipe you can try!

Ingredients: Whole grain millet flour*, brown rice flour, potato starch, evaporated can juice sugar, vanilla sugar*, baking powder, baking soda, xanthan gum.

*Certified Organic

GF Pizza Dough Flour: A great dough which can be made ahead par-baked and frozen or mixed to order. Creates a texture similar to whole wheat and can be prepared with eggs or vegan by using soaked ground flax seed. Here’s a recipe you can try!

Written by Josh Blaine

January 1, 2011 at 6:24 pm

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Banyan Foods

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About Banyan Foods

Banyan Foods is making a commitment to you, our local community. Like any solid commitment, that means we aren’t dating anyone else outside of Texas. So if provocative Idaho or peachy Georgia asks us out to see a movie, we’re going to say “Nah, we’re staying home. Texas and us have some big plans.”* Even glitzy New York called us a few times, but rest assured, we haven’t returned their calls.

We began as a family business in 1978 in Houston, making tofu and real soymilk, and we plan to remain that way for as long as possible. “Why?” you ask.

It’s very simple. Distribute products halfway across the country, and the meaning of “fresh” becomes meaningless. In spite of technology, nothing trucked from hundred of miles away is ever “fresh,” just like nothing made with a lot of junk is ever worthy of being called “natural.” None of our products ever contain added preservatives, artificial or “natural” flavorings**, or monosodium glutamate (MSG). From countless conversations with you during our demos, we know you don’t want unnecessary junk in your food and you want the freshest ingredients possible. We’ve always understood this.

Local foods offer tremendous variety and richness; whether or not that diversity will survive in the shadow of the mega-food-factories remains to be seen. Until then, our response to them will be “in our house, Momma Chiu is in the kitchen. Take a seat, or order out.”

Remember, you’re the only ones that keep us going. And we greatly ‘preciate it.

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Quick Facts


Location: Houston, TX
Distance from in.gredients: 158 miles
Delivery to in.gredients: Packaged (“Potentially hazardous food” – What’s that?)

Products

Organic Soy Milk: Real Soymilk© doesn’t have any carrageenan, xanthum gum, guar gum, cellulose gel, color, sea salt, corn and barley extracts, seaweed, brown rice starch, malted cereal extract, “natural” flavors (the biggest loophole in the food industry), sodium hexametaphosphate, potassium citrate, or dipotassium phosphate added to it… all the junk you’ve grown to grudgingly tolerate in your soymilk.

Why all the complex ingredients? I find it strange of all the effort to conceal the natural flavor of products that claim a soy heritage. The only “natural” flavor of soy… is, not surprisingly, just soy. But you wouldn’t drink coffee without the aroma in the beans, would you?

Lose the junk, keep the soy.

Written by Josh Blaine

January 1, 2011 at 6:23 pm

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