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  1. Now Available: Elmhurst Milk

    Over recent years, the trend of alternative milks has risen. People are searching for new ways to enjoy the creamy, delicious ingredient due to dietary restrictions or environmental reasons. New research from Mintel reveals that non-dairy milk sales have seen steady growth over the past five years, growing an impressive 61 percent since 2012.One company dedicated to making it through these changing tides is Elmhurst 1925. A dairy company founded in 1925 by the Schwartz brothers, it was New York City’s last milk manufacturing plant until it’s closure in 2016. The company decided to re-brand as Elmhurst Milked and started to focus on plant-based milks.

    Milk delivery in Manhattan, 1936. NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBARY/PUBLIC DOMAIN via Atlas Obscura

    They teamed up with Dr. Cheryl Mitchell and her patented cold-milling process, Hydrorelease... continue reading →

  2. Composting With Urban Roots

    As a company that specializes in plant-grown food and beverages, we know that environmentally responsible business practices correlate to our future success.  One way that we implement these environmentally responsible practices is by composting. Composting is an opportunity to recycle our coffee and food waste into something useful and divert it from the landfill. After all, did you know that almost half of municipal waste is food waste? While this may sound like a good thing, biodegradable food items actually struggle to break down in landfills due to a lack of oxygen. Composting allows this waste to be aerated and broken down into nitrogen rich soil. A one-inch layer of compost provides soil with enough nutrients for a year. With this in mind composting becomes the much more responsible, ethical, and obvious choice. 

    At our main facility on Winter Ave, we... continue reading →

  3. Sprinkles Donuts

    We’re so excited to celebrate with our friends over at Sprinkles Donuts as they get settled into their new location in Rockford, Michigan. Sprinkles Donut Shop is a new coffee customer here at Ferris, and we’re glad to see our coffee paired with their amazing baked goods. Nothing like a good cup of coffee alongside an amazing donut!

    “We love partnering with Ferris because of the values that we share” says Gary VanderSteldt, owner of Sprinkles Donuts. “Our goal, and the reason we continue to be successful, is to constantly focus on quality. Quality ingredients help us to make the best donuts possible, and we want the best quality coffee to be alongside every donut.”

    With plans to expand into Grand Rapids over the next three years, Sprinkles is certainly making its mark as a growing... continue reading →

  4. Breakfast at Anna's

    An eclectic collection of coffee mugs and an iconic wall of toasters are perfectly matched by the enjoyable atmosphere at Anna’s House. By the end of the summer, this local favorite will celebrate their expansion with a Grand Opening celebration at their Grandville location, and will open the doors to their newest location in Holland. These two locations join the original Anna’s House on Plainfield, as well as their location on East Beltline.

    Decorated with a vibrant logo and black and white, 1950’s-style diner murals, these restaurants give customers a sneak peek into their breakfast or lunch experience before they ever walk through the door. The atmosphere inside is bright and sunny, with vintage-like touches and teal and lime green accents sprinkled throughout. And while the fun artwork, design features, and cute breakfast bar speak volumes to the dining experience... continue reading →