If you follow us on Instagram or Facebook, you know that we’re passionate about supporting local business. It helps keep the dollar circulating in the community, is more traceable, and prevents pollution from unnecessary transport. And when it comes to food, it’s extra fresh and palatable!
The only thing we like more than buying local? Two local companies partnering together. We couldn’t have asked for a better match: Brandywine’s focus on seed to plate food, as well as sustainability, is what we’re all about.
Azizi Tookas and Chris Sunde, the owners of Brandywine, understand the value of sourcing local firsthand, with Brandywine beginning as an heirloom tomato farm, which then expanded to offering more produce. Since then, Brandywine has transformed into a full-on seed-to-plate restaurant, featuring local provisions whenever possible, including its signature tomatoes. Similar to our coconut oil, Brandywine strives to know the farmers of its ingredients and proudly displays its partners on its website.
Needless to say, we were thrilled to find our coconut oil would be featured in their slow-roasted kalua pork sandwich special. This dish stars several other local ingredients, such as Carlton Farms pork, Moka Joe coffee, and Georgetown Brewing beer. While coconut oil is now a staple in many dishes, this combination is new to us, and it’s so exciting (and delicious) to see it be used in novel ways. This is what a partnership is all about: making the whole greater than the sum of its parts.
Our purpose of building homes for our single mother coconut farmers is even more powerful when other businesses take a part in our mission. It’s amazing to see what we can accomplish when we join together to serve needs beyond our own. If you find yourself in Bellingham, make sure to stop by Brandywine (located downtown) for an ethical and exquisite meal! Read more about commitment to community development here, and get our coconut oil on amazon here.