we source locally and organic as much as possible. Check out our list of local suppliers currently available at Rutabaga...
- Organic Kombucha - Barefoot Bucha, Blue Ridge Mountains, VA | Wild Kombuca, Baltimore, MD
- Cold-Brewed Nitro Coffee - Ceremony Coffee, Annapolis, MD
- Organic Small-batch Granola - Michele's Granola, Timonium, MD
- Maryland Maple Syrup - Steyer Bros. Farm, Oakland, MD
- Local Raw Honey - Lord Byron's Apiary, Thurmont, MD
- Sandwich Bread - Great Harvest Bread Co., Annapolis, MD
- Nutbutter - Clinger's Naturals, Salisbury, MD
- Bean-to-Bar Artisan Chocolate - Potomac Chocolate, Washington D.C.
- Oat Clusters, small batch granola and 3G Snack Bars - Dough Run, Monkton, MD / Unionville, PA
- Ferments - Cabbage Alley Ferments, Annapolis, MD | Oksana's Produce, Chestertown, MD
- Unfiltered Olive Oil - Dimitri Olive Farms, Greece (Farm is family owned by local Marylander who imports and sells at our local farmers markets - can't get closer than that for olive oil!)
- Wheatgrass from organic seeds in organic soil, Arugula and Watercress - Fresh Harvest Hydroponics, Millsboro, DE
- Our local produce selection is seasonally dependent and ever-changing based on availability each week. We work closely with our produce supplier and local growers co-ops to bring fresh, local where possible, produce to your cup.
throughout the design process, sustainability and eco-friendly materials were paramount in our choices.
- sustainable bamboo flooring
- concrete surfaces - a renewable and recyclable material
- our bar stool seating is made of steel with 30% recycled content and wood sourced from a small lumber yard that mills trees felled by telephone companies.
- our wall art is living plants and our staghorn ferns are mounted on upcycled palette wood planks
- our brick wall is made of antique salvaged brick cut into thin veneer tiles
- we chose zero VOC paints to coat our walls and recycled content mortar to hang our brick tiles.
We aim to minimize our impact in all of our processes from sourcing products locally to minimizing waste.
- all of our food scraps and fruit pulp produced by our Norwalk is fed to pigs, a more sustainable process than just composting by reusing it as food and reducing greenhouse gas emmission. Presently our compost goes to the very happy pigs at Black Bottom Farms.
- Our packaging is made of earth-friendly renewable sources like plant-based plastics or sugar cane pulp containers, recycled content and compostable papers, etc.
- We recycled nearly everything and encourage our suppliers to do the same.
- We choose local when we can, reducing shipping costs and therefore carbon emissions.