Innovative Business Models Series

Developed by the UCSC Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems, this series of case studies focuses on the social and environmental efforts of innovative U.S. food system businesses across different geographies, scales, legal structures, and points along the food supply chain.

While these represent only a handful of the thousands of socially and environmentally responsible food businesses across the nation, they have many features that others can learn from in developing sustainable businesses that incorporate the triple bottom line of people, planet, and profits.

Case Study #1: Alvarado Street Bakery (1.5mb pdf)

Case Study #2: Bon Appétit Management Company (1.1mb pdf)

Case Study #3: Destiny Organics (1mb pdf)

Case Study #4: Organically Grown Company (1.1mb pdf)

Case Study #5: The Farmers Diner (1.4mb pdf)

Case Study #6: Straus Family Creamery and Dairy (1.7mb pdf)

If you would like to receive printed copies of the Case Study Series, contact us by email or call 831.459-3240.