Our latest visit to our cacao cooperative in Peru was a bit different than those past. This time we were not only there to visit our cacao producing farmer friends, talk about their annual harvest and community and development programs, we were also there to introduce 11 volunteers from Whole Foods Market, ready to […]
By Mia / December 16th, 2014
It is nearly impossible to walk into a food establishment these days and not be faced with an offering that combines the delectable duo of salty and sweet that people love, from maple bacon scones, to chocolates topped with sea salt, and salted caramel anything. But unlike some food trends that seem tired after a […]
By Stephanie / November 18th, 2014
Last month, I had the privilege of visiting the Surin Rice Farm Co-operative in Surin, Thailand. Alter Eco has been in relationship with the farmers that comprise the Surin Rice Farmers Co-Operative for over 10 years. They are a group of warm-hearted, hospitable, affable people. Sompoi and her staff welcomed Kate Tierney and I with […]
By Stephanie / September 30th, 2014
Earlier this month, Kate Tierney, Alter Eco Vice President of Sales, and Kara Powis, AE Director of Organizational Development, were honored to venture back to Thailand, 5 years after our first visit. A wonderful group of Whole Foods Markets Team Member Volunteers were there and anxious to meet Alter Eco’s rice partners in Eastern Thailand […]
Coconut oil is nothing new, many people have been using it for skin care, hair care, and cooking for quite some time, but recently coconut oil has seen a renaissance of sorts, showing up in more and more stores and at the top of many conversations. But what is the big deal with coconut oil? […]
What exactly is the sweet amber nectar that is brown butter? Turns out it is one of those things that is exactly what it sounds like. You take butter, cook it down until it melts at which point it will begin to foam and before you know it, it begins to take on a brown […]
A group of junior high students put Alter Eco’s compostable truffle wrappers to the test. Check out their results…
Alter Eco team members make personal and professional commitments to bettering their surrounding community through service work. Read more and learn about the experiences of Alter Eco team members, while volunteering in West Oakland last month!
The surprising effects of geography, climate, soils and more, on quinoa! Learn what defines the quality of your every day staple food.