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Transparency
At Nude Foods Market we believe in TOTAL transparency.

We don’t want to ‘greenwash’ what we do. We are honest and upfront, even when things are not perfect.

We are ALWAYS trying to do better so if you have any suggestions for us, we’d love to hear them.
Please send to [email protected]

Are we truly Zero-Waste?

We try our darndest to eliminate waste as far back in the supply chain as humanly possible however, some of our suppliers are only set up to get us goods in single-use packaging meaning we cannot always be 100% zero-waste.

For example, oats come in a 50lb paper bag. We recycle this bag but sadly, it’s still single use. The way we see it is that a 50lb bag of oats uses WAY less packaging than 50 x 1lb packages of oats so we’re still significantly reducing packaging.

Our intention is to tread as lightly as possible on this earth. We think through the impact of every product from the seed to when it reaches your doorstep. As we grow, we will be able to push for more change from more of our suppliers.

We aim to help create a food system that improves the health of our lands, our communities and ourselves.

In short, we do the worrying so you don’t have to.

PRODUCE

We try to source as much of our produce as possible locally so that it has as few food miles as it can. Not all of our local produce is certified organic, but all of the farms we source from follow organic practices. It is incredibly expensive for small farms to get certified, and we don’t want to exclude farms that are doing everything right just because they couldn’t afford the certification.

 

Remember buying local means you are not contributing to one of our biggest enemies, factory farming.

 

 

If we can’t get something locally then we source from a distributor, focusing on mostly organic produce.

 

 

Finally, we also take on ‘ugly’ or ‘rescued’ produce. Ugly means produce that it was not going to be sold at a mainstream store. This is the cucumber or potato that looks a little odd (tastes just as good!) and is not up to the normal grocery store’s visual standards.

 

 

Rescued means that food was destined for the compost pile, had we not caught it in time or that it came from oversupply. Sometimes Farmers have too much of a certain crop that they can’t sell through their normal channels. Not only does this help the food not go to waste, it helps the farmers out by paying for produce that normally wouldn’t have a home.

DRY GOODS

Our dry goods are mostly certified organic, or locally grown.

We source dry goods locally whenever possible, this includes some of our beans, flour and soon, oats. Unfortunately, Colorado doesn’t provide the perfect climate for things like almonds and dates so most of our dry goods are shipped in from around the country, and some do come from other countries.

We receive our dry goods in enormous quantities, in recyclable bags, and are greatly reducing the amount of single use containers you normally get at the store.

RESCUED PRODUCTS

These come from our local producers/suppliers. Sometimes companies goof up their products a little bit, mispackage something, produce too much of it, or discontinue a line.

Whenever we find these, we bring them to you as rescued products. Still perfectly good, just not the right fit for other stores. Our role in this is to provide a market for this food. Doing this we (including you!) have been able to divert so many local products from the trash.

These will usually be packaged (often in plastic) but our belief is that it’s still better to use the food / product than trash the whole lot.

PACKAGING

Most of the stuff we receive in packaging comes from out of state food suppliers, for example almonds and dried mangos, which we cannot source from Colorado. Food needs to come in some type of container to keep it sanitary while shipping.

With the small buying power we have, we don’t have the ability to strong arm all food suppliers into using our reusable containers, but one day we will!

Read on to learn some of the ways in which we receive our food. Luckily we have the ability to buy in bulk and the packaging we receive is always better than small serving packaging from the store. If you have questions about the packaging for any item we are selling please email us at [email protected] and we can provide that info.

Large paper bags with string ties – we recycle the bags and collect the string to use for things like our Holiday Cookie Jars

Cardboard boxes – we reuse or recycle these

Bulk plastic bags – we collect these and take to Eco-Cycle where they can be recycled

Large plastic jugs or barrels – we reuse / recycle these / offer them out to the community

Plastic buckets – we reuse / recycle these / offer them out to the community”

Jars, Cloth Bags & Boxes

Before getting to you, we package all of our products in glass jars, bread cloths, clamshells or egg cartons. We buy all of these brand new made from virgin materials due to health department codes : )

We put all of these products into our black, recycled plastic boxes before delivering them to you. Please return the boxes with your order : )

Some of our products come packaged. These are either rescued items (see above) or some of the essentials we have decided are must-haves in order to make Nude a viable one-stop-shop for most people.

LOCAL PRODUCTS

This is where Nude Foods Market is doing some groundbreaking stuff!

We have had the absolute pleasure to work with so many local brands, who are nice enough to deal with our extra particular standards when it comes to using their products. There are so many local food producers here in Boulder and we want to showcase them while getting their products without the packaging.

This is how it works; we form the connection with the company and we give them reusable containers they can fill with their product. When we’ve used all the products, we clean the containers and return it to the company.

For example, we get zero-waste tortilla chips, tofu, pasta, chocolate desserts, keto donuts, bread, olives, veggie broth, granola, soap, lotion, potato chips, bagels, crackers, popcorn, micro greens and so many more.

This is where Nude Foods Market is really paving new paths. We are getting products from the source without any packaging, no plastic, nothing recyclable or compostable, nothing. We really hope to be the force to make this the new accepted standard.

Delivery Area Map

Delivery Vehicles

When we started out we delivered everything by bike which was AWESOME! As we grew, this became untenable because we had too many orders to efficiently do via bike and were delivering much longer distances.

We now have a snazzy electric van which is able to serve our whole delivery area as well as take products down to our Denver store!

Check out our Boulder delivery area on the map but know we also deliver to Lafayette, Gunbarrel, Louisville, Niwot, Superior and Denver.