At Ici, we are committed to supporting local farmers & using organic ingredients. We proudly use organic eggs as well as Straus Organic & Clover Organic dairy. Our flours, sugars, & other ingredients are organic. Seasonal fruit is brought to us by local farmers as well as purchased at farmers markets & other local organic vendors. A few of the many farms we buy from include: Catalan, Blossom Bluff, Lucero Farms, Masumoto Family Farm, Swanton Berry Farm, Kashiwase Farm, Trufflebert Farm, & Full Belly Farm.
We buy our organic vanilla beans & extract from The Vanilla Company.
In an effort to lessen our environmental impact we have taken steps to reduce the amount of waste we generate. About 98% of our waste produced during production is either composted or recycled, & all of our packaging & disposable wares are 100% biodegradable & compostable. Our ice cream cups & bowls are made from Bagasse, which is derived from sugar cane fibers. It is either grown or recovered as crop residue. We use cellophane packaging for our candies which is certified biodegradable, and is derived from cellulose which is produced from wood & cotton. To wrap our ice cream sandwiches we use a metallic wrapper which is a biodegradable, cellulose based film. Our clear drink cups are produced from byproduct of the corn industry, lactic acid created from the dextrose in corn is made into PLA plastic. Our coffee cups are made with a PLA lining, making them compostable and biodegradable. We think the best way to have your ice cream though is in a homemade cone... no waste!
For more information about our packaging, go to Excellent Packaging.