Women Owned: A Few of Our Favorite Vendors
posted on March 6th, 2018 by Leslie Thomas
This day belongs to no specific country, organization, or race. It celebrates and advocates women everywhere. And for Bristol Farms it means celebrating all of our amazing customers who are inspirational, courageous, talented, creative, kind, and hard-working mothers, professionals, students, entrepreneurs and mentors.
It also gives us a time to spotlight just a few of our favorite women-owned vendors who are also local to Southern California. From Natasha Case; the oh-so creative ice cream-loving guru behind Coolhaus, to Galit Laibow, Sarah Michelle Gellar, (and yes, Greg Fleishman – even if he is a guy); the founders of the revolutionary baking line, Foodstirs, to Lori; the imaginative creator of Lori’s Lemonade to the lovely ladies of Muddle + Wilde organic craft drink mixers, we’re stoked to honor them all.
Natasha Case, Coolhaus
Coolhaus co-founders Natasha Case and Freya Estreller started baking cookies, making ice cream, and combining them into “cool houses” in 2008. With mutual backgrounds in the design and real estate fields, they began naming their ice cream sandwiches after architects and architectural movements that inspired them – and eventually decided to take their newfound passion (dubbed “Farchitecture,” or Food + Architecture) to their hometown streets in Los Angeles. So after a few days on Craigslist (and some time convincing their families they weren’t crazy), they found and bought a beat-up old postal van, trekked out to the world-famous Coachella Valley Music Festival in April 2009 to make their debut, and, well…the rest is history.
-Excerpt from https://cool.haus/
Galit Laibow, Sarah Michelle Gellar, + Greg Fleishman, FoodStirs
Galit Laibow, Greg Fleishman and Sarah Michelle Gellar, parents and longtime friends, were touched by the unbeatable way baking helped them connect with their kids. Amazed at the absence of options to make it more natural and accessible, they made their own. They still try everything in their own kitchens and keep us searching for ever more inventive ways to bring baking back and make it better, with people and planet equally in mind.
We’re determined to help bakers around the world take pride in their pantries, joy in their treats, and time together in the heart of the home.
-Excerpt from Foodstirs.com
Lori, Lori’s Lemonade
Lori’s Original Lemonade began when Lori lost her job due to budget cuts at the local School District in 2012. Her kids were in college, and bills were coming in. She remembered back to the days of her children’s lemonade stand and her popular lavender lemonade recipe. Lori’s Original Lemonade was created. Lori’s Original Lemonade now has three unique flavors: organic Lavender Lemonade, organic Ginger Lemonade and organic Lite Lemongrass Lemonade. The kids are in college now, but when they come home, they always request the “fancy” lemonade. I decided it was time to share it with you.
-Excerpt from lorisoriginallemonade.com
Laura + Moira, Muddle & Wilde
Laura (a late bloomer to the art of cocktail enjoyment) but a keen chef, found herself disenchanted by the array of artificially flavored and sweetened store bought options. Gathering and pairing together local, organic citrus and herbs, jars of fresh mixers were then muddled into drinks by her good friend Moira (more of a seasoned cocktail drinker and concoctor) resulting in a very happy crowd and a table of unopened wine bottles. Both looking for a new business adventure, Muddle & Wilde was formed there and then: the goal being to craft organic, sophisticated mixers that make cocktail making creative and effortless whilst delivering a taste that is subtle and unexpected.
Inspired by nature and worldwide flavors, our mixers are citrus based, use real organic sugar and are infused with herbs, flowers and spices. We hope you enjoy them as much as we love making them – wonderful in your favorite cocktail or with sparkling water as an aromatic alternative to flavored soda.
-Excerpt from muddleandwilde.com