Down to Earth Preferred Brands

Show Your Support!

Next time you shop with us, you'll have a great opportunity to recognize and support brands that have made the decision to become a "Down to Earth Preferred Brand." By purchasing these products you'll help advance the widespread adoption of a lifestyle based on organic, non-GMO, and vegetarian products, and encourage more vendors to become a "Down to Earth Preferred Brand." The special "Down to Earth Preferred Brand" logo will help you identify Preferred Brands that meet our stringent criteria:

  • Must have products in at least two product categories (categories as defined by DTE)
  • Must have at least 5 products that we carry
  1. Organic: All products must use all organic ingredients.  If limited in using all organic ingredients due to market shortages, economics, etc., must use at least some organic ingredients
  2. GMO free: All products must be Non-GMO Project Verified (if they include at risk ingredients)
  3. Vegetarian: All products under the vendor's brand name must be vegetarian:
  • They must not contain slaughtered animal ingredients, fish, poultry, or eggs
  • They must not have been tested on animals
  • Dairy products used as ingredients (e.g. cheese in cheese flavored chips) must be animal source rennet free. 
  1. Natural: All products must be natural; i.e. no artificial flavors, colors, preservatives, additives, etc., minimally processed

Some of the industry's best known brands meet the above criteria and are our first Down to Earth Preferred Brands:


In 1988, Andy and Rachel Berliner didn’t set out to create the nation’s leading natural frozen food brand. They simply wanted to make delicious, convenient vegetarian meals that they enjoy and share them with other busy families. Twenty two years later, Amy's sells over 170 delicious items to satisfy all tastes.

Dr. Bronner's

Classic liquid & bar soaps certified under the USDA National Organic Program and also certified Fair Trade! Product line includes a new range of high-quality organic products, from hair rinses to shaving gels – all certified under the same USDA program that certifies organic foods.

Earth Balance

Earth Balance produces a line of delicious buttery spreads, shortenings, nut butters, soymilk, soy nog, coconut spread and alternative mayo. All Earth Balance® products are plant-based, vegan, made without artificial ingredients and hydrogenated oils, and are free of gluten, lactose and eggs, offering a delicious alternative for individuals with food sensitivities and those seeking healthier options for their favorite foods.

Field Roast

Started in 1997 when Chef David Lee combined the traditional idea of Buddhist food "Mien Ching" with bold European flavors. Field Roast now makes an exceptional line of vegetarian grain meats that includes roasts, deli meats, sausages, etc.

Follow Your Heart

Follow Your Heart celebrates four decades of quality, innovation, compassion and integrity. Their flagship product Vegenaise® is the top selling all natural, refrigerator-fresh, eggless mayonnaise. Vegan Gourmet® products, fresh natural and organic dressings, and "Chicken Free Chicken" are some of the other innovative vegetarian cuisine Follow Your Heart is proud to offer.

Food For Life

Breads, Buns, English Muffins, Pocket Breads, Cereals and Pastas, among others. Special product categories, ingredients and processes include: organic; flourless; sprouted grain; high fiber; wheat-free; gluten-free; low sodium; unsweetened; fruit juice sweetened; dairy-free; low fat; and yeast-free baked goods.

Hugo Naturals

As a former chef, Hugo Saavedra is passionate about finding the best, most unusual ingredients and combining them in unique and exciting ways. At Hugo Naturals we handcraft over 100 different vegan and all-natural body care products, including soaps, lotions, shower gels, scrubs, hair care, and more.


INDIANLife® uses only the finest fresh vegetarian and vegan ingredients to manufacture a wide range of healthy all-natural products including Flatbreads, Naans, Pakoras, Samosas, Snacks, Wraps, Papadums, Chutneys, and frozen entrees.” They have organic certification for some products including their new wraps and Organic whole wheat Naan.


Founded in 2004, by Rachel Kruse, a third generation vegetarian, Organicville was created to offer a more exciting alternative to preservatives, and processed foods. She believes that everyone should be able to enjoy great tasting organic products without having to sacrifice flavor or quality. The line includes sauces, condiments, dressings, salsa, vinagrettes and ice cream.

Turtle Island

At Turtle Island Foods, our Tofurky® and tempeh products are created to promote the health and vitality of both the people and the ecosystems of our "island" home.


Started in 1992, the VegLife® brand is committed to helping create a compassionate world by providing premium quality dietary supplements that are 100% free of animal by-products. We also offer a great-tasting line of Peaceful Planet® protein drink mixes using soy, organic sprouted brown rice, pea and hemp proteins!

Wai Lana

Wai Lana offers all-natural supplements, body care products and a line of delicious healthy snacks. The Wai Lana line includes natural health, fitness, and beauty products that are practical and effective as well as beautiful and inspiring. Wai Lana also provides yoga and Pilates products for both adults and children.

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