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North Coast Brewing Company’s innovative partnership with Fortunate Farm was recently featured in a Forbes article written by contributor, Bridget Shirvell. A snippet from this article is as follows:

“Everything the farm does is in service of our Carbon Farm Plan, with the goal of drawing down atmospheric carbon. We sell our products on-site at our honor stand, as well as at local farmers markets, and through a collective food hub,” says Batist.

Batist grew up on the Mendocino Coast and first began experimenting with spent grains while managing a farm-to-school program in the area.

“It’s truly perfect for composting,” Batist says. 

It was at the farm-to-school program, she met Mark Ruedrich, North Coast Brewing Company co-founder and began talking to him about scaling up the compost she was doing. For the brewery, purchasing the farm contiguous to Batist helped them to meet their goal of reaching zero waste.

“North Coast Brewing Company is TRUE Zero Waste Platinum Certified, as of October 2017, with 99.36% of our waste diverted from landfills,” says Sam Kraynek, CEO of North Coast Brewing Company. “One of the ways we achieved this certification was through the closed loop composting system.”

To read Bridget Shirvell’s full article on, please click here

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