In-Kind Donations

We appreciate any type of in-kind donations that can be useful for Art in Nature (food for Crew and Artist, art supplies, etc). If you have something to offer, please contact us at


2015 In-Kind Donors


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2014 In-Kind Donors

We would like to recognize and thank all of the sustainable local businesses that have made in-kind food donations to feed the Artists and Crew on the day of the 2014’s event. This event would not be possible without their support.
Alive & Radiant Foodslogo sprout, mix and dehydrate their ingredients at low temperatures so that they remain ‘raw’. Since they never bake or fry, you can rest assured that the fat in their products comes from heart-healthy nuts and seeds. The nutrients and great taste stay intact and aren’t processed away. All of the fats in their food come from healthy nuts and seeds. Every bag is a gift to your health.


MG_5450-575x262Alter Eco Foods– Alter Eco is based on the premise that food is fundamental to life – and whole, healthy, delicious food can make life better for people all over the world. By working directly with the small-scale farmers who grow the quinoa, rice, sugar and chocolate, helping them institute Fair Trade and Organic practices and assisting them in improving both quality of food and quality of life, Alter Eco Foods creates a system that benefits everyone involved. The values of Alter Eco Foods extend to the flora, fauna and fields – they work with our co-op partners to preserve heirloom grains, replenish and reforest the land. And as a GHG Protocol 3 Carbon Zero business, they offset more carbon than we emit


Andy & Cindy Thai Cuisine– With an energy that makes you sweaty just watching, Andy Szachnowicz and Cindy Yang show up at area farmers’ markets to slam out plates of vegetarian Thai food fresh-tasting enough to belie its chafing-dish origins. Free-range chicken in coconut-milk has plenty of moist chew, while TVP-filled egg rolls retain a near-miraculous crunch… More info…



Avalos Organic Farm is a family operation. Efren Avalos does just about everything: from planting, harvesting, and selling at farmers’ markets. He also recruits his brother, nephew, sons, and close friend, Carlos to help him during the summer months. Avalos works with a local organic nursery in Watsonville to grow his plant starters and buys seeds from Snow Seed in Salinas for planting directly into the ground.



1907841_830320580320623_185757017019599484_oBaja Taqueria– Baja was started in 1992 by owner/executive chef Dr. Jeff Mogalian. Having grown up in Southern California and surfing and eating in Baja California, Dr. Jeff fell in love with Coastal Mexican cuisine. The staff at Baja believe in a simple formula; serve fresh, innovative, delicious healthy food prepared daily. Create a fun and clean environment that our customers enjoy. Honor our staff in keeping a respectable living wage and fun environment to work in. Have in impact on important environment and social concerns.


Bariani Extra Virgin Olive Oil – ‘Our Extra Virgin Olive Oil starts its life not in the bottle or after the olive pressing but at the root of our trees. Our family gives particular care to the entire extraction process from the tending of the orchard to the bottling of the oil, opting for quality rather than quantity.Our process of extraction is true to the origins and art of olive oil making and we will continue this millenary tradition for you to enjoy at the table. Our process of extraction is true to the origins and art of olive oil making and we will continue this millenary tradition for you to enjoy at the table.’ More info…



Berkeley Bowl– Berkeley Bowl is an independent, full-service supermarket committed to bringing you the highest quality groceries at the lowest possible prices. Our specialty has always been produce and we have a selection that is second to none. Throughout the rest of our stores we carry a wide array of organic and natural foods, conventional groceries and everyday items.


Blossom Bluff Orchards has been family farmed by four generations of fruit lovers. We are currently home to nearly 200 varieties of tree fruit spanning the flavor spectrum from tangy Minneola tangelos to syrupy sweet Hachiya persimmons. Summer is when we really shine, producing everything from classic peaches, plums and nectarines to exotic pluots, apriums and pecotums. Whether they’re historic heirlooms or the newest hybrids, if they taste good, we’ll probably try to grow them.


Gabriel Farm is a 14 acre Organic farm located in the ideal fruit growing climate of Sebastopol, California. The Farm features 8 varieties of Asian Pears, several varieties of Apples, Fuyu Persimmons, Lavender, Plums and many sorts of berries. Gabriel Farm is the definition of a traditional “family farm”. This is where we live, work and raise our family. As organic farmers, we are devoted to the idea of sharing the process of raising our fruit with the folks who ultimately will eat our fruit. With this in mind, we encourage everyone who eats our fruit to come visit our farm, at least once, to see how we go about raising what we hope is a most delicious piece of fruit..More info…


happy-boy-header-logo-2014-1Happy Boy Farm– Owner Greg Beccio has been growing organically for over 20 years in the central coast region of northern California. Happy Boy Farms is based near Watsonville and tends to multiple plots of lands located in neighboring counties. Each field has a unique microclimate and soil structure, creating a multitude of growing conditions for our wide array of row crops chosen and planted specifically for each region and the changing seasons. All crops are harvested, washed and packed by hand.



 Kashiwase Farms– Kashiwase Farm is owned and managed by Steven Kashiwase and his wife, Lisa. Steven transformed his family’s farm from a conventional operation growing two crops destined for processing facilities, into a mixed orchard producing fresh fruits and almonds for farmers’ markets and a few retail stores. The entire farm has been certified organic by CCOF since 1997.


La Tercera by Annabelle Lenderink – Annabelle has an affinity for trying new things. Long before dino kale was popular, Annabelle was growing it and convincing people to buy it. They realized she was right. Unusual squashes, fun varieties of pumpkins, delicious greens and a range of herbs are all growing on Annabelle’s four acre organic farm in Bolinas and a list of the names is sounds like a tour of Europe-Galeuase v’Eysines, Marina d’Chioggia, and Musquee d’Provence. Delicious and unusual, her produce has captured the imagination of chefs and restaurants throughout the Bay Area. Visit Annabelle’s booth, during the growing season, at one of her farmers’ market locations. More info…


The Phoenix Pastificio is a wholesale and retail dealer for uncooked organic pasta and ravioli, fresh-baked breads and pastries and pasta sauces. It uses only organic flour in all pastas and baked goods, and most other ingredients are also organic. The Phoenix Pastificio also serves three main kinds of 12” pizzas for carry-out only, during Mondays through Thursday between 3pm and 7pm. The featured pizzas served are wild mushroom and prosciutto, roast chicken with bell peppers and Greek-style, but customers can request other combinations. The Phoenix Pastificio products can also be found in various local farmers’ markets.  More info…

Quetzalsite_home2010Quetzal Farm produces organic vegetables on ten acres in Santa Rosa, California. Kevin McEnnis started the farm in Santa Rosa in 1999, giving it the name of the national bird of Guatemala, where he planted his first garden. Quetzal specializes in dry farmed tomatoes, sweet peppers, chilies and cucumbers. They also grow onions, basil, squash, and other vegetables. Quetzal Farm also makes canned salsa and other tomato-based products from our vegetables.



River Dog Farm is certified by California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) and is located in the beautiful Capay Valley where rich creek-bottom soil, intense summer heat and winter frost make exceptionally tasty fruits and vegetables. From our fields to your table, Riverdog Farm’s CSA program offers freshly harvested produce, every week, all year round to delivery locations in the Bay Area, Davis, and Sacramento.



Smit Orchards is located in Linden, California, about 30 minutes east of Stockton Ca., on your way through the foothills going towards Lake Tahoe. Smit Orchards was established in 1969 by the Smit Family. John Smit emigrated from the Netherlands to Northern California in hopes of starting a dairy. In America, he met his bride, Clazien, also from the Netherlands and they both established a dairy ranch. More info…



Swanton Berry Farm has grown, always on a shoestring and with help from the Santa Cruz Community Credit Union. The dream now includes ten co-dreamers, Jim Cochran, Sandy Brown, Adelfo Antonio, Juan Barranco, Bill Kennedy, Rachel Chatham, Jackie Olivares, Luis Ruiz, Tim Campion, and Tim Hudson. Someday they hope to purchase some land of our own, but for now, we are and renting four beautiful ranches strung along Highway One, north of Santa Cruz, California.



Steven and Suzie Sullivan founded The Acme Bread Company in 1983 to bake bread for restaurants and stores who wanted to offer better bread than was generally available on the wholesale market at the time. Acme supplies bread to dozens of restaurants around the Bay Area including Chez Panisse, where Steven began baking bread in the seventies, as well as two scores of grocery stores and farmers’ markets around the Bay Area.


Trade Joe’s – It all started in the 50s…‘Would you believe we started out as a small chain of convenience stores? It’s true. Way back in 1958. We were called Pronto Markets. In ’67, our founder, the original Trader Joe, changed our name (yes, to Trader Joe’s) and the way we do business. We made the stores bigger (if you can imagine), decked the walls with cedar planks and donned our crew in cool Hawaiian shirts. Most importantly, we started putting innovative, hard-to-find, great-tasting foods in the “Trader Joe’s” name. That cut our costs and saved you money. Still does.’ More info…


WEIRAUCHFARMhorz Weirauch Farm & Creamery’smost beloved interest is in the development of wonderful food. Food connects us to our cultural roots, the land, the animal kingdom and our community. They firmly believe that local and handmade is always the optimal choice. They encourage you to eat seasonally and celebrate the smallest and newest farmers in your region. Rejoice over the abundance and variety still possible!