Local Partners

Essence Bakery Café believes in the value of using fresh, flavorful, organic-whenever-possible ingredients sourced from local farmers. Why focus on local farmers? Not only does this reduce Essence’s carbon footprint and support the local economy—it brings more flavorful, nutrient-rich food to the plate because it is harvested nearby and travels a shorter distance. Essence is pleased to incorporate quality ingredients from the following purveyors:



Family-owned and operated in Cave Creek, Arizona, JH offers grass fed and grass finished beef and lamb—quality meats that are free from hormones, antibiotics, grains, and other by-products.


A family-run, certified organic farm on 25 acres in Peoria, Arizona. Three generations of the McClendon family grow over 100 varieties of organic fruits and vegetables, along with dates, honey, and bee pollen.


Established in Queen Creek, Arizona in 1998, this humble olive mill has become a renowned olive oil empire and an Arizona point of pride. Known for its high quality olive oil, the product line expanded and includes cold pressed oils, vinegars, tapenades, and stuffed olives.


Hayden Flour Mills is a family business located in Queen Creek, Arizona. They are devoted to making the freshest and most flavorful flours from some of the world's oldest varieties of wheat.

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Born and bred in Tempe, Arizona, this local roaster is home to a vast array of artisan coffees, teas, and custom blends. The founder is a rare diploma recipient from the Specialty Coffee Association of Europe; his expertise and care for “the bean” results in a highly memorable cup of coffee.

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RidgeView Farms, "Home of the Happy Chicken" raises and promotes fresh healthy chickens. We raise our chickens in a humane, stress free environment with the freedom of being outside in the sunshine and eating up nature’s offerings. We provide a constant supply of fresh water and fresh feed which we formulate and mix ourselves right here at the farm. Because we use organic certified vitamins and minerals, and don't use animal by-products, antibiotics or other non-natural feed additives, RidgeView Farms provides tender, tastier, healthy chicken.