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Farm to Cookie: Supporting Local Businesses with Every Bite

A plate of classic chocolate chip cookies against a white background, and a glass of milk.

At COOKIE… take a bite!, we make our cookies with ingredients sourced from local farms, creameries, and other small businesses whenever possible. When you buy our cookies, you’re not only supporting our family-owned bakery but also contributing to the growth of numerous other Sonoma County businesses. Read on to learn about some of the incredible local businesses we proudly source our cookie ingredients from! 

Organic Butter from Straus Family Creamery

Three brown Jersey dairy cows in a lush meadow, eating grass

Since 1941 Straus Family Creamery has been changing the world of dairy farming for the better. Local to the Sonoma County and Marin County area, Straus upholds a long legacy of organic farming that puts the environment and their dairy animals first. 

Straus collaborates with local farmers on the Point Reyes National Seashore who are passionate about sustainable farming and carbon neutrality. These family-owned farms take the best possible care of not only their cows, but the environment too. 

European Style Organic Butter 

At COOKIE… take a bite!, we use European Style Organic Butter from Straus to make our cookies as mindfully delicious as possible. Including being organic and all-natural, what sets Straus butter apart is its 85% butterfat content, which is higher than almost all butter currently available on the market. Their butter is incredibly rich, thanks to the nutritious coastal grasses their cows graze on. 

We use Straus butter in our cookies because we love supporting local farmers who value natural, high-quality ingredients like we do. And it tastes delicious, of course!

Lemon moon cookie with a transparent background

Our Signature Lemon Moon™ Cookies

Our signature Lemon Moon™ cookies are sweet, tangy, and unbelievably creamy, thanks to the richness of the butter from Straus Family Creamery.

Made with fresh lemons from our garden, this fan favorite won the Sonoma County Harvest Fair Gold Medal in 2012— a testament to its gourmet quality and delicious taste! 

Eggs from Clover Sonoma

A bowl of raw eggs on a  wooden table

For over 100 years Clover Sonoma has been known and loved for their delicious dairy products— and it’s farmed right here in Sonoma County! This local brand is no stranger to quality and care, promising only the most ethical and humane practices to produce naturally delicious dairy products. In fact, Clover is American Humane Certified and B Corp Certified, which means they uphold only the highest standards of quality and care in the way they treat their animals and the way they run their business. 

Classic Chocolate Chip Cookie

Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

Eggs help make the texture of a cookie soft, and our classic chocolate chip cookies are just that and more! Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, this time-honored classic is loaded with dark chocolate chips that melt in your mouth.

You can enjoy this one all on its own—or with a refreshing glass of Clover milk!

Citrus From Blasi Ranch

A bunch of lemons growing on a tree.

We chose local produce whenever possible because you can taste the quality, and we love supporting Sonoma County farmers! Blasi Ranch in Healdsburg is a true local gem. They grow the tangiest, freshest citrus right here in Sonoma County, and we can’t get enough of them! That’s why we’ve been working with Blasi Ranch for over 9 years to source only the highest quality citrus fruits that make many of our best-selling cookies possible. 

Coconut macaroon with transparent background

Award-Winning Coconut Macaroon Cookies

Our award-winning gluten-free coconut macaroon cookies are light and chewy with a touch of tang, thanks to the fresh lemon from Blasi Ranch that we use in every batch.

This fresh lemon zest enhances the flavor of these mouthwatering cookies, balancing perfectly with the sweetness in every bite. 

Produce from Our Own Garden

Limes growing on a tree in our garden

Local-grown is a priority here at COOKIE… take a bite!, which is why we love using fresh, seasonal ingredients grown in our very own garden! Many of our seasonal cookie flavors feature our very own home-grown mint, Kaffir limes, and Meyer lemons. Cultivating our own produce helps reduce our carbon footprint by eliminating the need for transportation and packaging. Plus, it ensures our cookies are always fresh, nutritious, and bursting with flavor! 

tequila lime twist cookie

Award-Winning Tequila Lime Twist Cookie

We use fresh kaffir limes from our garden in our award-winning Tequila Lime Twist cookies to make them as flavorful as possible. These cookies are soft, chewy, and topped with a sweet glaze that packs a tangy citrusy punch.

This seasonal flavor won Best of Show in the 2019 Sonoma County Harvest Fair, so you know it’s delicious! 

Empowering Sonoma County Businesses Through Every Cookie Purchase 

Choosing a gourmet cookie from COOKIE… take a bite! does more than just satisfy your sweet tooth. With every bite, you’re casting a vote for sustainable farming, ethical animal treatment, and the support of the local businesses that are the backbone of Sonoma County. Sourcing the best possible local and organic ingredients not only enhances the quality and flavor of our cookies but also helps the community! 

Treat yourself or a friend to a tasty treat by shopping our gourmet cookies online, or visiting our cookie counter in Santa Rosa for fresh-baked goodies made daily. You can also find our cookies throughout Santa Rosa at locations like Oliver’s Market, Bella Rosa Cafe, and more.

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