Our history is grounded in a desire to nourish our community through quality, organic, wholesome foods. Employee owned since 2002, we are committed to minimizing our impact on the environment through operational systems such as composting, recycling, and using 100% green power.
The Prepared Food Annex building itself embodies our values: a few of the sustainable features are: extensive re-use of materials from the pre-existing structure, use of recycled materials from local vendors, and reliance on the solar energy we produce here, supplemented with other clean energy sources. A 108 KW photovoltaic array covers much of the roof of the Annex and drive aisle, offsetting about half of the facility’s energy usage. Refrigeration units are connected to a single rack, reducing the heat load in the building while simultaneously providing a source of pre-heat for the hot water. And these are just a few of the ways we power our store with truly green energy. We are proud to subscribe to the Deep Green Energy program provided by Marin Clean Energy through an agreement with the City of Richmond—available to all Richmond residents and businesses.