North Bay Made Stores in Mendocino County
Real Goods - Hopland
Real Goods is the original source for off-the-grid living supplies. Our store began in Northern California in 1978 with the sale of the very first retail solar panel in the United States and the goal of educating people on how to live off the grid – or on it – sustainably and without sacrificing the comforts and amenities they enjoy.
Harvest Market - Mendocino & Fort Bragg
Locally and Family Owned Since 1985.
Two locations to serve you:
171 Boatyard Dr. Fort Bragg
10501 Lansing St. Mendocino
Mariposa Market - Willits
Strengthening and expanding our local food economy for the health of our farmers and ourselves. Our mission is to provide the highest quality food and products at reasonable prices, to support local and sustainable agriculture, and to provide a safe and pleasant work place with opportunities for benefits and advancement.
Three Sisters - Ukiah
Since 2006, Three Sisters has stocked a variety of gifts for body, mind, and soul.
Product features include local artisan creations, earth friendly products, and inspirational media and goods. Whether you're looking for jewelry or personal products, books & music, or nourishing tradition items, there is something unique for you at Three Sisters. The latter includes fermenting crocks, cheese making kits, and books on farming and gardening.
Westside Renaissance Market - Ukiah
A neighborhood market that specializes in locally and family produced foods, we also have a small gallery featuring local artists. Here you can find a variety of locally grown and prepared foods from produce, ranch meats, breads, pies, cakes, jams, honey cheese, wine, local grains, etc.! Westside Renaissance Market also offers carry out foods made by a range of local chefs, and delightful specialty products from near and far ... including Ukiah's best beer selection. Like us on Facebook!
Mendocino Country Store
- Mendocino Village
Operated by husband and wife, Michael and Corrine Gordon, this beautiful store features quality gift items made by local and regional artisans. Located in the heart of the Mendocino Village.
Why North Bay Made? from Westside Renaissance Market:
Why do you source local products?
Here are a few reasons from the top of what would be a very long list. It is more fun - you get to see where and how things are made and get to know the (usually very cool) people who make them. It is more meaningful to purchase things in the context of real community than from a generic box under a florescent light. It is lots healthier (for me, my community and the planet), its is fresher, uses less resources for packing and storage, etc. I trust the quality of things that I know people are also making for themselves, their friends and family. Local sourcing is fiscally more beneficial for my community, it keeps my money nearby. Heck, sourcing what we can locally and responsibly might just even be a way we can stop “the economy” from jumping off the tracks and derailing us all.
What would you source locally if you could?
Money. And lots of other things. The best way to find out would be to come walk through the store and see all the things that are not local, from soda and candy bars to cat litter we have heaps of examples of things people don’t seem to make around here anymore. They are all potential opportunities for import substitution by the innovative maker.
What do you or your business do to further benefit the community?
The market provides an entry point for people in the community who want to make something - a testing ground for them to try it out and see if the community responds. It tries to be a place that locals are proud of and bring their guests, friends and family. It tries to be a place that connects suppliers and producer in ever shorter distribution chains. It offers a community gathering space. It tries to be a space that slows people down to reconnect shopping, real life, and knowledge about what other real people have to do to make the things that go home in a shopping bag. It also donates a fair bit to local causes.
What green goals is your business working on?
Mainly to keep supporting every local producer possible and replace distant products with local ones as rapidly as possible. The market is also reinvesting in itself by working to cut energy costs with new insulation and a planned cool roof.
What excites you about the North Bay Made program?
Everything. Nothing but good can come from identifying the best of what we are making local, making it easy to identify and easier to support and more widely available.