Mendocino Renegade


Els Cooperrider is an energetic lady. She co-founded the Mendocino Organic Network, which began an organic peer-certification service for local growers. Their Mendocino Renegade label means products are “beyond organic” and local. She also led Mendocino to become the first U.S. county to be GMO-free — genetically-modified organisms cannot be grown there. Her eatery, Ukiah Brewing Co. & Restaurant, is America’s first certified organic brew pub, and serves seasonal local ingredients. Episode 93. []

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  1. Iselin Celestine says:

    Wow! Where are the responses?? Els – you have so much to share with all of us. How often we drove by your pub/restaurant when living in Mendocino County. Neither my former partner nor I drink, thus, it would not have occurred to us to make a visit. As a result, what an opportunity I missed. My heart is touched by your inspiration. Thank you for your work. I will forward this to as many people as possible.

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