Stehly Farms Organics
Media contact: Noel Stehly, 760-742-1186

Filming location: 12630 Santa Catalina Road, Valley Center, CA 92082

Whole Foods Market’s relationship with Stehly Farms goes back many years when Noel and Jerome Stehly were delivering blackberries out of their own cars to individual Whole Foods Market stores in California. From the roots of these deliveries great partnership was created and now Whole Foods Market carries Stehly Farms’ citrus, avocados, berries and vegetables. Stehly Farms is committed to helping the environment, which is evidenced by their use of solar panels to power their ranch office and entire packing operation; biodiesel is used in their tractors, road trucks and personal vehicles wherever possible; and any fruit or vegetables unsold is used for organic compost and mulch. Stehly Farms’ produce is rated either “better” or “best” by Whole Foods Market’s new “Responsibly Grown” ratings system for fresh produce and flowers.

Hearst Ranch
Media contact: Roland Camacho, 805-423-2362

Filming location: California 1, San Simeon, CA 93452

Hearst Ranch provides seasonal grass-fed beef to Whole Foods Market stores in Southern California. They practice sustainable agriculture and manage grazing on two ranches in Central California: the Piedra Blanca ranch in San Simeon and the Jack Ranch in Cholame. Their grass-fed beef is rated Step Four by the Global Animal Partnership’s 5 Step Animal Welfare Rating System. For nearly 150 years the Hearst family has raised cattle on 150,000 acres of rich sustainable native grasslands on California’s Central Coast.

Bornstein Seafoods
Contact: Andrew Bornstien, 503-325-6164

Filming location: 9 Portway Street, Astoria, OR 97103

Bornstein Seafoods sources sustainable seafood from throughout the West Coast, with processing capabilities and buying stations that stretch from southeast Alaska through Canada, Washington, Oregon, and down to Northern California. Bornstein Seafoods purchases based on harvest method, and also to maintain the ecosystem for future generations in the Pacific Northwest. All of Bornstein Seafoods’ processing facilities are certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC.)