As The Ingredient Guru, I make it my business to find real food resources that you can trust. These are companies that I believe in and recommend to others.
Please take note that you still need to #ReadTheLabel and understand what you are purchasing, as some of these companies carry a wide variety of products. I cannot guarantee that all the items are free of additives.
Body Ecology - Provides straightforward information and products on how to re-balance your inner ecosystem and help you get back to health.
Cultures for Health - Your one-stop shop for all things related to cultured food. Yogurts and other cultured foods, cheese making, fermented foods and more can be found here.
Fab Ferments - They have the most amazing kraut I have ever eaten in a variety of flavors. Every flavor is delicious. I know, I've tried them all.
Kombucha Kamp - A wonderful place to get everything you need to brew kombucha. They carry certified lead-free continuous brewing systems, organically grown starter cultures, teas and flavors, and great videos.
Azure Standard – With over 9,000 products and a commitment to source and sell as many non-GMO products as possible Azure works hard at providing what you want in your pantry. Due to the high number of products label reading and product awareness is required.
Barefoot Provisions – A resource for paleo and primal foods. Paleo Mom approved, Whole 30 and more.
Beanilla – I like to make my own vanilla and this is where I source my beans from.
Bremner Farms Roadside Stand – one of the few sources available of truly raw almonds
Bulk Foods – They have a wide variety of dried nuts, beans, spices, and grains.
Hail Merry – Fabulous gluten-free tarts, macaroons, granola and more.
Maine Coast Sea Vegetables – Sea vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet. If you can't find a good variety near you this is the place to get seven different types of hand-harvested Atlantic sea vegetables.
One Lucky Duck – A great resource for raw and vegan foods, including truly raw, unpasteurized almonds
Real Milk – A Weston A. Price friendly resource to help you find local dairies listed by state.
Vital Proteins – Pasture raised collagen and peptides are great to support hair, skin, nails, gut health, joints, bones, and muscle. Sourced from pastured animals that are not given artificial hormones.
Wilderness Family Naturals – Offering a wide variety of items including a good assortment of coconut products. Many of their items are certified organic.
Wise Choice Market – A fabulous selection that includes bone broth, rawgrass-fedd cheese, soaked organic grains and more.
Gluten Free Sourdough – Fabulous sourdough bread kits, breads, cookies, cookbooks and more, this is THE place to go for gluten free sourdough.
Honeyville Grain – With one low shipping price and a wide variety of grains and freeze dried fruits and vegetables there's a lot here.
Jovial Foods – Our favorite gluten free pasta, they also offer einkorn products.
To Your Health Sprouted Flour – Sprouted grains and legumes are so beneficial for your health. Certified organic and kosher, many of their products are gluten free as well.
TruRoots – Offers organic and sprouted grains (and legumes). They also have ancient grain pastas.
Wise Choice Market – A fabulous selection that includes bone broth, raw grass-fed cheese, soaked organic grains and more.
Chaffin Family Orchards – Offering award-winning olive oils, fruits, and humanely raised pastured meats this is a family farm that is committed to good food.
Nutiva – My favorite brand of organic coconut oil, they also offer coconut manna, coconut flour, coconut sugar, hemp products, chia seeds, and red palm oil.
Olea Estates Olive Oil – The first time I tasted their olive oils I was amazed at the richness and intensity of it. They are truly passionate about their product.
Pure Indian Foods – If you don’t want to make your own ghee this is the place to get it. Grassfed and organic – there is nothing better.
Sandy Oaks Olive Orchard – Located in the Hill Country in Texas, the owner has created a beautiful orchard which supplies olives, oil, skin care, even olive leaf jellies.
Herbs, Spices, Teas
Celtic Sea Salt – If you’re looking for sea salt this is the place to get it. They even sell a sea salt bath soap.
Bulk Herb Store – I use a lot of herbs, in cooking, for teas, and to add to baths. I have always found their products to be great quality.
Frontier Natural Products – Offering herbs, spices, flavorings and more. Some of their products are organic and/or fair trade. Frontier is very good about making label information available so you can make an informed choice.
Kelly's Natural – This is an amazing sea salt. Made with Hawaiian sea salt, garlic, and nettles there is no other salt like it on the market.
Mountain Rose Herbs – A really good resource for organic herbs, gourmet spices, loose leaf teas, and more. They carry certified organic, fair trade, ethically wild harvested, & Kosher certified botanical products.
Organic India – Organic tulsi tea blends. Delicious, high in antioxidants, certified organic, biodynamic, and ethically wildcrafted products.
Teeccino – Offering a delicious coffee alternative as well as herbal coffees and chia-based cereals.
Meat & Broths
Bare Bones – With both chicken and beef bone broth available, Bare Bones brings it to the next level with a collection of free, easy, delicious recipes you can make with their broth.
Kettle & Fire – Currently offering the only shelf-stable bone broth on the market. Made with high-quality ingredients and without ANY preservatives or additives. This broth will be good at room temperature for up to 2 years.
KOL Foods – If you need to eat kosher certified foods it can be difficult to source organic, grass-fed and pastured products. KOL Foods has beef, lamb, poultry, and salmon that meets your needs.
Nick’s Sticks – Made from either grass-fed beef or free range turkey these sticks have no chemical additives. The spicy flavors are just the right amount of spicy to be flavorful without being overwhelming.
Vital Choice Seafood & Organics – This is a great resource for the most amazing wild fish, shellfish, and canned seafood.
US Wellness Meats – Grass fed farming source for beef, lamb, poultry, bison, pork, and rabbit. Their pemmican is delicious as is their braunschweiger.
Wise Choice Market – Offers a fabulous selection that includes bone broth, raw grass fed cheese, soaked organic grains and more.
3rd Rock Sunblock – An amazing food grade edible sunblock with unbelievable UVA and UVB protection plus no parabens or hormone disrupting chemicals. If you wouldn’t put it in your mouth why would you wear it on your skin?
Big Berkey – This is a great water filtration system. Testing shows that this system removes chloramines, BPA, pharmaceuticals, and more.
VitaClay – All the benefits of slow cooking enhanced by an unlined inner clay lining that cooks faster but still maintains all the moisture and nutrient retention of slow cooking.