Edible Institute 2016 Sponsors

August 21, 2016

Thank you to the kind sponsors of Edible Communities' 2016 Edible Institute, a one-day forum on the future of food.

Botanical Interests
At Botanical Interests the goal is to inspire and educate the gardener in you. That is why, since 1995 they have been supplying gardeners with the highest quality seed in the most beautiful and informative seed packets on the market -- filled with facts, tips, recipes, and quality seed. Today, you can find Botanical Interests seeds at independent garden centers, hardware stores, and gourmet grocers throughout the United States, or you can order direct. Even as Botanical Interests has grown, it still retains its family-owned environment and small business charm.

A certified B Corporation, Eco-Bags’ mission is to offer thoughtful, ethically and sustainably sourced, durable-reusable bags that allow people to reduce, reuse, recycle and re-imagine the world we live in. Their business choices are driven by two age-old saying: "Leave no trace" and "Do no harm." The company’s guiding philosophy is the belief that everyone can make their own best effort to live lightly on the earth and live more gently with each other.

Kendall College
Kendall College cultivates students’ passions into rewarding professions through exemplary service and rigorous learning experiences in the classroom, local communities, and the world. The exceptional experience offered by the Chicago-based institution is a direct result of the men and women who make up their esteemed faculty in each of their distinct programs: culinary artsbaking and pastryhospitality managementbusiness, and education. Students also benefit from small class sizes and concentrations, such as sustainability management practices in hospitality and tourism.

Niman Ranch
The Niman network includes more than 700 family farmers and ranchers throughout the Midwest, Rocky Mountains, Pacific Northwest, and Mid-Atlantic who all share the company’s commitment to raising livestock under strict protocols, and the belief that humane and sustainable methods produce the best possible flavor. Niman Ranch’s many years in the industry have provided them with the expertise to produce great tasting meat, authentically and consciously, by caring for their animals, the land, and their farmers.

S2G Ventures
Seed 2 Growth (S2G Ventures) is a multi-stage venture fund investing in transformative food and agriculture companies whose products and services meet shifting demands for healthy, sustainable, and local food. Through the deployment of capital and the application of industry knowledge and networks, S2G Ventures empowers innovators to launch and scale the next generation of world-class food and agriculture companies.

St. Francis Winery & Vineyards
For more than four decades, the wines of St. Francis Winery & Vineyards have reflected the finest mountain and valley vineyards in Sonoma County. Their founder, Joe Martin, fell in love with Sonoma Valley and established St. Francis Vineyard in 1971, planting 22 acres of Chardonnay and the first 60 acres of Merlot in Sonoma Valley. Today, the tradition continues with luscious, elegant, fruit-driven wines produced from grapes farmed on more than 400 acres of certified sustainable estate vineyards in Sonoma Valley and Russian River Valley.

What began in 1915 as a single magazine published in the farmland of Hanover, Pennsylvania, has grown into a respected offset print and electronic content provider to the scholarly journal, specialty magazine, short to medium run book, and direct mail catalog publishing industries. At Sheridan, accomplishments are predicated on three pillars of success: a customer-focused culture, industry experience, and the development of innovative services and technologies – all enhanced with a dedication to sound environmental practices.

Thrive Culinary Algae Oil 
Thrive believes in nourishing people today and for generations to come with the earth’s resources in mind. That's why they created Thrive® Culinary Algae Oil. Made from one of the planet's most sustainable food sources, algae oil's light, neutral flavor profile and high smoke point makes it perfect for all types of cooking, bringing out the natural, fresh taste of the foods you love. Thrive Culinary Algae Oil also has the highest level of monounsaturated fats, and the lowest level of saturated fats of any other culinary oil, making it a good choice for your heart and your kitchen. 

Yogi Tea
Based in Springfield, Oregon, Yogi has been creating functional and delicious teas since 1984. All Yogi Teas are made with natural and organic ingredients, and many are certified organic. Enjoyed for being both effective and delicious, Yogi teas are based on a combination of proven knowledge of Ayurveda, traditional Chinese medicine and modern science. The Yogi collection combines 100 exotic spices and botanicals from around the globe to create over 60 varieties of herbal, green and black teas that are rich in both flavor and healthful purpose.

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