August 10, 2012

Cover Story

CEO of the Year

Utah’s business landscape is rich with professionals who have le...Read More

Featured Articles

Did you go Skiing this winter?

Around Utah


Martin Plaehn

Karen Sendelback

Legal Briefs
Social Media and Employers: Friends or Enemies?

Money Talk
The Case for HSAs

Economic Insight
Time to Show Up

Lessons Learned
Make a Move

In the Lab

Rent to Own

Business Trends
Back from the Dead

Living Well
Artful Inspiration

A Breath of Fresh Air

Worst-Case Scenario

Regional Report
Northern Utah

Measure Up

Industry Outlook
Travel & Tourism



Cali’s Natural Food is Back to Seven Days a Week

Sarah Cutler

August 10, 2012

After cutting back to three days a week in 2011, Cali’s Natural Foods is ready to bounce back to a seven day work week. For locals this means a year-round, seven-days-a-week farmers market.

“We identify the highest-quality food by farmers that really care about what they are doing,” said Cali’s Natural Food Owner Ian Brandt. “They put their life and their heart into what they are producing and we are able to buy from those kinds of people. By buying from us, you are also supporting the local culture of farming.”

Brandt noted that a lot of the farmers who provide produce to Cali’s are the same farmers who set up shop at the different farmers markets around Utah. And according to the Salt Lake City Corporation Division of Sustainability and the Environment, more than 90 percent of Cali’s produce during the summer of 2011 was grown in Utah. 

Bulk coffee is brought in from Café Ibis, pomegranates from St. George, pecans from Toquerville and micro-greens straight from the Avenues of Salt Lake City. “One of the bigger values we offer is taking the guess work out of shopping. We have done the research on the best products,” Brandt said.

The market, located at 389 W. 1700 South, Ste. C in Salt Lake City, sells a wide variety of items including flours, sweeteners, produce, gluten-free products and specialty foods found in the recipes at Sage's Cafe, Vertical Diner and Cafe SuperNatural, local restaurants owned and operated by Brandt.

Most of the products are offered in bulk, sans the packaging. Bringing in bags or jars from home to pick up produce from Cali’s gets consumers an extra gold star for sustainability.

“Everything we do is focused on the sustainable market,” he said. Brandt has a zero-waste model that is in place at Cali’s Natural Foods, Sage's Cafe, Vertical Diner and Cafe SuperNatural. Cardboard, paper, plastic and aluminum are all recycled while any food waste is composted.

Cali’s new hours are Sunday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information visit or


Utah Business Social
UB Events View All
Forty Under 40Utah Business Event
Feb 26, 2015
Utah Business magazine along with presenting sponsors, Kirton McConkie, Big-D Construction and M...
CEO of the YearUtah Business Event
Mar 20, 2015
Utah Business Magazine and Presenting Sponsors: Holland & Hart and Newmark Grubb ACRES - would li...
2015 Job SummitUtah Business Event
Apr 10, 2015
Position your company as a Premier Employer in today's competitive job market! Utah Business maga...
Community Events View All
UTC Breakfast with Legislative Leadership
Feb 26, 2015
Please join us as we hear from legislative leaders, House Speaker Greg Hughes and Senate Presiden...
Mac OS X Support Essentials
Feb 27, 2015
Using Apple Certified Curriculum, Mac OS X Support Essentials is a hands-on course that provides ...  |  90 South 400 West, Ste 650 Salt Lake City, Utah 84101   |  (801) 568-0114

Advertise with Utah Business

Submit an Event

* indicates required information
* Event Name:
Price (general):
Website (if applicable):
Coordinator's Name:
Coordinator's Email:
Coordinator's Phone:
Venue Name:
Venue Address:
Venue City:
Venue Zip:
Event Capacity:
* Event Description: