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Our store is designed to be a
culinary destination where customers
can indulge in the flavors of Mexico
at our culinary food stands or puestos
as we call them in Spanish. "
Northgate Market's co-president Oscar González
Artisan bread options
Beyond artisan tortillas, the craft bread sector is rapidly expanding,
thanks to blossoming consumer demand for local foods. At
Metropolitan Market, which operates 10 stores in the Seattle market
area, customers can choose from scores of artisan bread options:
Macrina Bakery brioche loaf, The Essential Baking Company artisan
Pugliese bread, Franz Mckenzie Farms buttermilk bread, Grand Central
Baking sourdough or sliced Campagnola, Schwartz Brothers Bakery
pumpkin bread, Metropolitan Market Skagit Valley Miche, and numerous
others. Macrina Bakery is a local favorite and features such unique
favorites as cinnamon apple pull-part loaf.
" The philosophy of the bakery is to enhance both the natural
products and the flavor of the various grains. Our baked goods are
created from Northwest apples, potatoes, cranberries and hazelnuts, as
well as wheat, rye, barley and buckwheat flour, " Marina Bakery's founder
Leslie Mackie said.
For others, Sprouts Farmers Market announced a variety of
exclusive products that feature artisans who create specialty items
that offer convenience and good-for-you ingredients. The natural
grocer prioritizes seasonal, innovative, and attribute-driven foods like
organic, plant-based, keto, paleo and more. Shoppers rely on Sprouts
for introducing them to new and unique products to meet a variety of
needs and tastes, including a new addition: Chompie's Cinnamon Swirl
Bread, made by a local Arizona bakery and deli, which is made with the
finest ingredients and does not contain high-fructose corn syrup.
Whole Foods Market's newly opened 50,000-square-foot store
located in Madison, Wis., features a fresh bakery department offering
made-in-house products including breads from La Campagne
Bakery. All food at Whole Foods Market must meet the company's
rigorous Quality Standards, which prohibit hydrogenated fats, highfructose
corn syrup and more than 260 flavors, colors, sweeteners and
other ingredients commonly found in food. In addition, all beauty and
body care products must meet the company's body care standards,
which ban more than 180 commonly used ingredients, including
phthalates, parabens and microbeads.
Regenerative agriculture is a movement focused on farming
and grazing practices designed to create a more sustainable and
resilient food system that can support the long-term health of both
the environment and the people who depend on it. Some benefits of
regenerative agriculture include improved soil health, increased crop
yields, and reduced reliance on synthetic fertilizers and pesticides. For
this reason, local and regional bakery ingredients continue to play a
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more significant role in today's bakery and overall food industry, setting
a course for a deeper commitment to sustainability in the bakery
marketplace.
In Southern California, Farmer Direct Foods now supplies premium
bread flour to Erewhon Market, Bristol Farms, and Gelson's Markets.
Other new customers for Farmer Direct Foods include Sprouts, United
Market Street in Texas and parts of New Mexico, and Farm to Market
Bread Co., which supplies Hen House Markets in the Kansas City area.
" The significance of local and regional bakery ingredients is on
the rise, " said Tim Webster, chairman and chief executive officer at
Farmer Direct Foods. " Consumers, retailers, and bakers are increasingly
concerned about the origins and production processes of their
food. This heightened awareness has led to a growing demand for
transparency and the 'farm to table' experience. At Farmer Direct Foods,
we are committed to this principle through our proprietary Identity
Assured™ process. This allows us to trace our regeneratively grown
wheat back to the farms, providing full transparency into the inputs,
conditions, and methods used to produce our artisan quality flour
products. "
Regenerative practices
Farmer Direct Foods' regenerative practices also focus on improving
the well-being of farmers and farming communities. The company
utilizes a network of multi-generational Kansas farmers who adhere to
a set of regenerative farming guidelines. In exchange for committing to
these guidelines, Farmer Direct Foods pays its farmers a premium for
their crops and shares a portion of the company's profits. Farmer Direct
Foods is squarely focused on the promise of positive environmental
outcomes, including improved soil health, carbon capture, water
conservation, biodiversity enhancement, and the reversal of
climate change.
" At Farmer Direct Foods, we take this commitment seriously, " Webster
said. " We have implemented a comprehensive program that our
growers follow to ensure these outcomes are realized. Additionally,
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