Cook And Consume Consciously With Treats From These Eco Purveyors

Cook and consume consciously with treats from these eco purveyors

We'll use any excuse to turn a holiday into a food-focused event, especially when it aligns with our need to find delicious, unadulterated products that benefit the earth–and our taste buds.

The excess of "earth-friendly" goods on the market makes it hard to decipher the true eco warriors from their eco-ish counterparts. So, for tomorrow's Earth Day, we've picked our favorite purist food providers. These four brands harvest, manufacture–and in some cases, even deliver–their goods in a way that gives new meaning to conscious calorie consumption.

Askinosie Chocolate You can trace each of this company's amazing single-origin bars back to its source via a code on the parchment packaging. Owner Shawn Askinosie, who resurrected Mexico's heritage Soconusco bean, personally selects his cacao farmers and pays them above Fair Trade wages (

3-Corner Field Farm This sustainable dairy on the New York-Vermont border raises sheep and lambs that graze and fertilize the fields they live on, eliminating the need for harmful chemicals and oil-guzzling mowers. Order the farm's superb cheeses, yogurt or cuts of wholesome, lean lamb (

Mountain Rose Herbs Selling herbs and spices that are free of irradiation and chemical treatment, this Oregon-based company sources directly from growers around the world. Its facility runs exclusively on renewable energy, and its total waste output each month equals that of an average four-person household. Plus, the company's commercial trucks run on 100 percent biodiesel (

Blue Bottle Coffee San Francisco's roaster of the moment ships certified organic, shade-grown coffees within eight hours of roasting. The beans are packaged in recycled paper bags lined with 100 percent biodegradable cellophane (