The BriarPatch Difference

Press Kit & Media Library

Media Inquiries

Please direct questions and requests for additional resources to:
Laura Petersen
(530) 272-2667 x129| laurap@briarpatch.coop

Who we are in a nutshell…

humble beginnings

BriarPatch Local covers the counties of Butte
Colusa
El Dorado
Glenn
Lake
Lassen
Modoc
Napa
Nevada
Placer
Plumas
Sacramento
Shasta
Sierra
Siskiyou
Solano
Sutter
Tehama
Yolo
Yuba
as part of the Sacramento Watershed

Our definition of Local

Our watershed, the Sacramento River Watershed, is how we define what’s local. Formed by nature and interconnected, it supplies the air we breathe and our food sources. Purchasing food and products grown or made here supports a strong local economy and a resilient food system. What happens upstream, affects everything downstream; water conservation and consumer awareness are critical to sustainable living and fighting climate change too. 

Last year, we sold 1,026,058 local items from our store!

Briarpatch by the numbers
fire fighters

$9,161

went to wildfire victims & fire departments last year

weight = 50 VW bugs!

103,793lbs

food diverted from landfills in 2021 (that’s like 50 VW Bugs!)

2,951lbs

single-use plastic gloves recycled

hours of love

13,495

in PatchWorks volunteer hours served

solar powered

50%

and more of store electricity powered by solar

we love to give!

$155,500

given last year in sponsorships & donations

We’ve got big sustainability goals because, you know, we’re trying to help save the planet. See what we aim to do by 2025.

Growing to two locations! We’re located in Grass Valley, California and now growing to Auburn, California.

Want a deeper dive into who we are? Read The Vine. It’s quarterly BriarPatch news, delightful stories and delicious recipes.