Sustainable Food Production

Tofu Shop has been an advocate and practitioner of sustainable food production since our founding in 1977. We approach the goal of long-term sustainability as a vibrant, interdependent relationship among:

  • Our natural environment
  • Our role as a processor of natural food ingredients
  • The customers and communities we serve

Sustaining our natural environment

It behooves us, as a user of natural resources (raw food ingredients), to insure that our use does not deplete or despoil the source of these resources.

Our role as a sustainable food processor

  • CCOF certified organic Certified organic processor – we use only ingredients that are grown and processed without environmentally harmful pesticides, herbicides, sewage sludge, irradiation, or genetically-modified organisms (GMOs).
  • Local producer – we source locally-produced ingredients when possible and purchase other raw ingredients in bulk quantities to limit the environmental costs of transporting finished goods into our remote region.
  • Waste reducer – we work hard to limit the waste we generate and currently divert over 99% from landfills.
  • Conscious employer – we’re committed to providing a right and stimulating livelihood for our employees and a safe, clean facility in which to work

Sustaining our customers and community

Our mission is to provide nutritious, organic, locally-made food for our customers and to partner with local and regional groups working for the long term health and well-being of our community.

Behind the Bean

Behind the bean report

Outstanding rating by the Cornucopia Institute

Underscoring our commitment, we received a 5 out of 5 bean rating by the Cornucopia Institute in its 2009 report,“Behind the Bean: The Heroes and Charlatans of the Natural and Organic Soy Foods Industry”. We were ranked high on the following:

  • organic certification by California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF)
  • 100% organic soybeans
  • domestically sourced soybeans
  • 100% organic herbs, spices, and other ingredients used for flavor
  • all manufacturing done in-house
  • full and open disclosure
  • no use of soy lecithin

The following are some of our local partners in sustainable food production efforts.

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