• Composting & Community Education

Carla's Fresh Market

Composting & Community Education

2024 Bloom Fund Recipient

2024 Bloom Fund Recipient

Carla’s Fresh Market in Los Angeles, CA, is a reimagination of the local neighborhood market. By working primarily with farmers and food producers of color, they are changing the food delivery system to a more sustainable model while providing consumers in traditionally under-served communities access to high-quality and diverse food choices locally and online. Carla’s Fresh Market was awarded a Bloom grant to jumpstart their community compost initiative, working with Compostable LA as their first commercial partner. 

This compost program will help divert cafe and grocery food scraps from landfills and allow Carla’s Fresh Market to track and measure how much green waste they are generating. Methane is one of the most potent greenhouse gasses generated by food waste. Los Angeles has struggled to implement green recycling initiatives in urban areas, making composting a challenge for both families and businesses. Compostable LA delivers all compost to local farms within 10 miles of where it originates, creating a hyper-local closed-loop food system that helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions and contributes to the establishment of top soil for local farmers and growers.

Bloom Fund

Counter Culture Coffee collects $0.01 from every pound of coffee sold to fund our Bloom program. Annually, $1 per pound of our spring coffee blend, Perennial, goes to further increase our contribution. Bloom provides grants to support sustainability initiatives at Counter Culture Coffee partner cafes. Rooted in the belief that everyone’s path toward sustainability looks a little different, this program supports projects of all shapes and sizes our partners identify as impactful.