The people who grow and raise our ingredients are at the core of our business. Our venders are as much a part of the Simple Food Group family as any employee, owner, or customer, and we are deeply committed to caring for them.
The call to radically better food has led us to build stronger relationships with every player in our food chain, starting with our farmers and venders. Each of our vender has a unique story to share. We are delighted to share a small part of those stories.
Provides fresh Skordalia (traditional Greek spread) made from almonds (blanched and skinned) with 100% pure olive oil, lemon juice, & salt. Flavors include: Beet, Sriracha, and the newest Basil Skordalia.
Ethereal Confections is a small batch bean to bar chocolate maker located in Woodstock, IL. They work with producers of 100% organic ingredients and fair treatment/pay for all of their employees and farmers.
Letterbox Tea & Colectivo Coffee
Started in an old Milwaukee warehouse in 1992, Colectivo has been hand-roasting every batch of coffee with intentionality and integrity for over 25 years. Now based in Chicago, IL, Colectivo still maintains their ethical business model today.
Pure Wisconsin Honey Raw
A family owned Honey Producer in Big Bend, WI. We promote the art of beekeeping and benefits of using local honey through education of consumers, new beekeepers, school groups and community programs.
River Valley Ranch
A family owned Honey Producer in Big Bend, WI. We promote the art of beekeeping and company that’s been in business for 40 years, River Valley Ranch provides button, oyster, portabella, cremini, and shiitake mushrooms to many restaurants in northern IL and southern WI. You will find their canned goods on our retail shelves, and their mushrooms in many dishes in the Cafe. We also use their mushrooms to make special mushroom baguettes that we wholesale back to RVR!
The goal was to create a socially-responsible company with green tea at the core of unique products, starting with Green Tea Mints, and eventually adding green tea immune support and green tea lattes. At Sencha Naturals, we continue to re-imagine the way green tea is being used, while at the same time, doing our part to take care of our community and by extension, the environment- creating better for you (and the planet) products.
Smokin T Sauce
Located in Dousman, WI Smokin’ Ts offers a unique flavor profile, not found in any other sauce, dressing or marinade. They use the freshest ingredients to start the base of their sauces, hand-smoke ingredients through a small-batch process in order to capture the flavor of real smoke.
Sunshine in a Jar
Lisa Faber has been making jams made from local fruits for the past 16 years. Each jar of Sunshine is made seasonally and in small batches from fresh fruit grown in the Midwest (mostly McHenry County).
Zachi Dark Chocolate
Lisa Faber has been making jams made from local fruits for the past 16 years. Each jar of of Zachi is to transform the way people consume chocolate by offering healthy and organic premium chocolate made from the best cacao in the world, Fine Aroma Ecuadorian Cacao. We work with small farms under fair trade practices to ensure we obtain the highest quality ingredients while also supporting local Ecuadorian communities.