Located in the desert town of Sedona, Arizona, Local Juicery is an organic kitchen that serves cold pressed juice, mylks, and an array of organic food items. Owners, Summer and Mike Sanders, are committed to providing their community with an organic, locally-grown menu. A certified raw food chef, plant-based health coach, and wellness enthusiast, Summer uses her store to expand her community’s education on healthy foods. From inviting Running River School students to her shop for a class on creating healthy smoothies to compiling an eBook on superfoods that is available for download on Local Juicery’s website, Summer is basically a Superfood Superhero.
Local Juicery has been a great customer of Your Brand Cafe’s for the past two years, and we really wanted to take this time during our Eco-Friendly blog posts to highlight the ways Local Juicery has been contributing to their community. Upon speaking with Summer Sanders, we learned just how dedicated she is to saving the environment and setting an example for other companies on how to successfully run a green business.
Inside Local Juicery, you will find a group of friendly staff ready to serve up
your favorite wholly organic meal. The shop’s bohemian decor and earthy vibe compliments the all-natural, 100% organic, plant-based menu. From superfood oat bowls to gluten-free waffles, Local Juicery has it all. They even offer yummy plant-based desserts! That’s the goal according to Summer who refers to the menu as “chef-driven.” She says her plan was to offer customers healthy food that “actually tastes good.” Tired of hearing healthy meals and juices referred to as “tasting like cardboard,” Summer and her husband, Mike, set out to build a business that would positively highlight healthy, all-natural foods.
When asked what she believes sets her store apart from other juice shops, Summer proudly declares that every item created in the Local Juicery kitchen is 100% organic. “That’s rare,” she says. And she’s right. Most companies are quick to offer organic food choices, but it’s highly uncommon for a business to truthfully claim the “100% organic” title. And for Local Juicery, the all-natural element doesn’t just stop at the food. Their eating utensils are made from potato starch, their straws are biodegradable, their plastic bottles are BPA-free, and they serve their food and drinks in Your Brand Cafe’s Eco-Friendly line of PLA-lined dessert cups and PLA plastic cold cups.
If that’s not enough commitment for you, Summer shared with us that Local Juicery also provides on-site recycling and composting for their customers. A local composter stops by Local Juicery to pick up the items from the compost bin, takes them to his worm composting farm, and feeds the compost to the worms. In turn, those worms eat the organic materials and create soil. The composter then uses that soil to grow wheatgrass, which Summer purchases and sells in the store. Talk about full-circle!
The team here at Your Brand Cafe applauds Local Juicery for their environmentally friendly practices and their dedication to their community. We hope Summer and Mike inspire you to adopt some of their practices in your own businesses. And if you’re ever in the city of Sedona, Arizona, make sure to stop by Local Juicery for a healthy meal and to browse their selection of locally-crafted goods!