Introducing our ever-inspiring partners
Meet our local heroes. These hardworking, regional producers are responsible for all of the different Partner Brand products you know and love. By supporting them, and purchasing their quality products, you can feel good about boosting our local economy. We’re all in this together — strengthening our local supply chain one yummy product at a time.
DON PANCHO FOODS
This is Ricardo Baez. He’s president of Don Pancho Foods and, most likely, the maker of your favorite New Seasons Market tortilla chips. Safe assumption? The Puentes family launched their business in 1979, specializing in the delicious, authentic Mexican foods we consider ourselves lucky to carry.
Meet the 4th generation rancher who co-founded Carman Ranch, Cory Carman. Along with Carman Ranch’s exceptional grass-fed beef, they make all of our tasty Partner Brand bone broths and beef jerky. Carman’s co-op of family ranchers is also committed to regenerative agriculture. We’re big fans.
Adam Berger owns Rallenti Pasta, and crafts all of our slow-dried, high-quality Partner Brand dried pastas from local ingredients. So good! Years ago, he trained in pasta making in Piedmont, Italy. These days, Berger owns Montelupo Italian Market, not far from his former restaurant Tabla.
HEIDI HO FOODS
As founder of Heidi Ho Foods, Heidi Lovig’s passion is making whole food ingredients into awesome plant-powered products. Did you see her on Shark Tank?! We love that every Partner Brand plant-based dip and sauce recipe comes from her kitchen. Added bonus: they’re all soy, gluten, dairy, and corn-free.
If you’re a fan of Partner Brand’s fresh and creamy whole milk mozzarella you already know how talented Daniel Wavrin is. He’s the 2nd generation cheese artisan and Ferndale co-founder making it. All of their feed-to-cheese cheeses are crafted from milk from their farm and Italian cultures.
HOOD RIVER, OR
Dave and Polly Evans, of Heirloom Orchards, make our beloved and super refreshing Partner Brand Organic Heirloom Apple Juice. When their apples are misshapen or too small to sell, they press them into our tasty juice. They also grow nearly 20 heirloom apple varieties that we carry in the fall.