These like-minded businesses not only share an address, they share a way of life. We’re proud to feature their homegrown products on our menus and recommend them wholeheartedly to friends.
Steven and Suzie Sullivan founded The Acme Bread Company in 1983 to offer restaurants and stores something better. What began as a wholesale bakery has evolved to include two retail shops: the original location at the corner of Cedar and San Pablo in Berkeley, and the shop next door to Cowgirl Creamery in the Ferry Building Marketplace. They use only organic flour and work closely with farmers in evaluating and selecting the grain varieties each year. At the Ferry Building location, bakers are at work 24 hours a day producing delicious bread to satisfy chefs, passersby and the grilled cheese aficionados at our carry-away cafe, Sidekick. Visit Acme Bread
Every great story has a beginning, and McEvoy’s starts with Nan McEvoy and her search for a “wonderful place in the country.” She fell in love with a sprawling 550 acres in Petaluma, previously a dairy farm and strictly zoned for agriculture. Inspired by her love of Tuscan olive oil and a book called The Feast of the Olive, she met with one of Italy’s foremost experts on the subject, Maurizio Castelli. Three days later he was on the ranch (or so the story goes). Despite the obvious challenges involved in producing olive oil in Marin County and against the advice of many, Nan imported 1,000 seedlings from Tuscany. Her renegade decision-making has been a boon and a benefit to all those who have discovered the ranch and its abundance. Visit McEvoy Olive Oil