NCAP partners with businesses from across the country that care about creating a healthy and sustainable world. The NCAP Business League is committed to letting customers, neighbors and the public know that a healthy environment is good for business. By joining today, you can add your voice to the many businesses already committed to protecting community and environmental health and thus creating a strong economy.
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Rachel Carson Circle ($10,000+)
Café Mam grows organic coffee through fair trade cooperatives of native Mayan farmers living in the highlands of Chiapas, Mexico and Guatemala. Their beliefs and sustainable approaches to agriculture benefit their communities in many positive ways. Each purchase of Café Mam coffee helps support goals of honoring and healing the earth; sustainable development of rural communities; child welfare, including education & nutrition; defense of indigenous cultural identity; and education in organic agriculture.
Patagonia's mission is to "Build the best product, cause no unnecessary harm, use business to inspire and implement solutions to the environmental crisis." Patagonia provides grants to organizations that identify and work on the root causes of problems and that approach issues with a commitment to long-term change.
Wild Salmon Society ($5,000+)
In 1990, Gary Erickson set off on a 175-mile bike ride. Exhausted and hungry, he realized he couldn’t take another bite of the energy bars he brought along. In that moment he now calls ‘the epiphany,’ he had the idea to make a better tasting energy bar. Today, Gary and Kit, husband and wife team, continue to lead Clif Bar’s innovative business model. Guided by Five Aspirations– Sustaining our People, our Business, our Brands, our Community and the Planet – Clif Bar is a family- and employee- owned company that loves food. Clif Bar’s vision always has been to do business in a better way. Recognizing that food is at the center of everything it does, the company places organic ingredients and organic farming at the forefront of its sustainability efforts. From 2002 to 2013, the company purchased 425 million pounds of organic ingredients.
Frey Vineyards started in the late 1960's, selling grapes grown on old pastureland to nearby wineries. A decade later, brothers Jonathan and Matthew realized the vineyards' potential when a Cabernet Sauvignon grown by Frey's grapes won a gold medal for a Santa Cruz winery. Frey Vineyards was bonded the next year, in 1980, and soon after became the first organic winery in the U.S. Luke Frey spearheaded the conversion of the estate vineyards to biodynamic cultivation, making Frey Vineyards the first producer of certified Demeter Biodynamic wines in North America.
Mountain Rose Herbs offers high quality organic bulk herbs, gourmet spices, loose leaf teas, essential oils, herbal extracts, and natural body care ingredients. Their extensive selection includes certified organic, fair trade, ethically wild harvested, and Kosher certified botanical products. The Oregon-based company has shown an uncompromising commitment to organic agriculture and ethical trade, while pioneering sustainable business practices company-wide since 1987.
Frontier Co-op™ and the customers who own them have always been strong supporters of organic agriculture. In 2001, Frontier launched Simply Organic®, a comprehensive 100% certified organic line of spices, seasoning mixes and baking flavors. One percent of Simply Organic sales fund organic food and farm research.
The purpose of Alpha Scents is to manufacture high quality products that their customers can employ to reduce or eliminate the use of synthetic pesticides. These products include traps, lures and attractants. Alpha Scents seeks to build strong relationships with their customers that goes well beyond the sale of products.
Anthro started in 1984 in Tualatin, Oregon with the plan of designing and manufacturing furniture for technology challenges in the healthcare, education, government, and business markets. Products are manufactured the old-fashioned way by making each piece individually. All fabrication and assembly routines are environmentally friendly and certified by ISO, UL, and ETL.
In the mid 1950's, Ralph C. Pivonka and his son, Mike, designed a propane torch for burning weeds and brush on their Kansas family farm. The Pivonkas soon out grew their farm workshop and went into full production establishing the company known as Flame Engineering, Inc., which now has expanded into national and international markets with the popular Red Dragon product line. In recent years, Flame Engineering, Inc. has expanded its product line to over 100 items.
In 1989 aspiring young homebrewer Jeff Lebesch rode his mountain bike with "fat tires" through European villages famous for beer, and returned to Fort Collins with an imagination full of recipes. Jeff's wife, Kim Jordan, was New Belgium's first bottler, sales rep, distributor, marketer and financial planner. Partnering with non-profit organizations and community involvement have always been a part of New Belgium. In 1995 when the philanthropy program was conceived, they began donating $1 for every barrel of beer sold to non-profit organizations in the communities where they sell their beers.
Organically Grown Company, based in Oregon, promotes health through organic agriculture. They are an employee- and grower-owned company founded in the fertile Willamette Valley in 1978. Organically Grown Company distributes the finest certified organic produce to retailers and restaurants in the Pacific Northwest, believing that the values that grew the organic farming movement should guide the markets selling its harvest.
The Tabard Inn opened in 1922 at 1739 N Street, N.W. in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, D.C. The proprietor, Marie Willoughby Rogers, established the guesthouse and restaurant in a Classical-Revival style rowhouse designed by the distinguished firm of Hornblower & Marshall in 1900. Rogers advertised the expanded Tabard Inn as a “Hotel of comfort, convenience and charm; delicious food; tea room open to public.” Marie Rogers died in 1970. Although the Tabard Inn was threatened by demolition when a developer proposed to construct a high-rise office building on the site, it was spared and reemerged under new ownership.
Founded in 1982, Terra Firma Botanicals is a woman-owned and operated business providing skin, body and wellness products. Using the highest quality herbs, their organic liquid herbal extracts, herbal tinctures and herbal remedies are created with love and respect for the planet, for your health and for your healing. It is very important that they only use plants that are obtained without the use of chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, fumigants and irradiation.
Located in Lincoln City, Trillium Natural Foods has been the area's main source for organically grown whole foods since 1973.
Winter Green Farm is owned by three farm families. Describing themselves as “A productive farm in harmony with the earth, humanity, and ourselves,” they embrace biodynamic farming methods, viewing their farm as a living organism. Growing great food and making it available to people, regardless of income, is one of Winter Green Farm core values. Winter Green Farm hosts seasonal events, tours, workshops, and field trips. Their commitment to farming with the big picture in mind has helped them to grow award-winning food.
Praying Mantis Club ($500+)
Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods is a producer of lines of natural, certified organic, and gluten-free milled grain products, billing itself as "the nation's leading miller of diverse whole-grain foods". Its products are distributed throughout the United States and Canada. It produces over 400 products, primarily whole grains that are ground with quartz millstones which come from several 120-year-old mills, as well as baking mixes, beans, seeds, nuts, dried fruits, spices, and herbs.
For 38 years, Down To Earth has been one of the country’s leading manufacturers and distributors of natural fertilizers and premium organic gardening products. With a wide selection of home, garden and gift items that are local, sustainable and unique there is something here for everyone in every season.
GloryBee started in the family garage of Dick and Pat Turanski in 1975. In the Pacific Northwest, they've been supplying honey, sweeteners, spices, dried fruits, nuts, oils, and other quality ingredients to natural food manufacturers, bakeries and markets and other stores for over forty years. They strive to have the highest possible ethical and moral standards for themselves and towards their customers. As a certified B Corporation, they are demonstrating their honest progress towards the goal of being a leader in sustainability and healthy living.
Hummingbird Wholesale is a small, family owned and operated business focused on being a positive force for change in the food industry by selling and distributing organic foods sourced with integrity from Bellingham, WA to San Francisco, including the central Oregon coast and Bend.
Established in 1994, LifeSource Natural Foods is Salem’s independent and locally owned full-service natural and organic foods store. LifeSource Natural Foods believes deeply in the importance of local community involvement and work hard to nurture and strengthen relationships with local companies and locally produced products.
Pacific Botanicals is dedicated to empowering people everywhere to experience the miracle of good health by growing high quality organic medicinal herbs in the Applegate Valley since 1979. Pacific Botanicals works with growers that meet high standards of quality. They are certified organic in growing and processing by USDA and Oregon Tilth.
Sperry Tree Care Company is a group of professional ISA Certified Arborists and Certified Tree Climbers providing tree, shrub, and hedge care services as well as arboricultural consultation services. All arborists are gifted, experienced, working hard to actively improve and safeguard home and landscape features.
WildCraft Cider Works pride themselves on developing innovative, artisanal dry ciders inspired by traditional and wild methodology. Insisting on whole fruit and botanicals grown in Oregon to create pure ciders without artificial flavorings, sulfites or added sweeteners, WildCraft cider is uniquely dry cider unpasteurized & bottle conditioned. WildCraft Cider Works are stewards of the outdoors; always acting consciously to ensure ingredients are regional.
Honeybee Hive ($250+)
Advocates for Alternatives (up to $249)
Bluebird Grain Farms
Buono Pest Control
Earthworks Landscape and Design
Falling Sky Brewing
The Kiva Grocery
Nourish Me, LLC
Peaceful Valley Farm and Garden Supply
Ruby and Amber's Organic Oasis
Wild Birds Unlimited