March is Women’s History Month and we are proud to celebrate some of our favorite women-owned and woman-powered brands!
From tequila that is made in a female-owned distillery in Jalisco, Mexico to two local mom’s making a good-for-you snack that people love, our stores are full of women-owned brands that truly are history in the making!
Our name-sake Mollie Stone made a difference in people’s lives through her work in the food industry, and we celebrate these brands as they do the same.
21Seeds is an award-winning, all-natural, real fruit-infused tequila founded by 2 sisters (Kat Hantas and Nicole Emanuel) and 1 girlfriend (Sarika Singh) who were looking to make a tequila that was as approachable as a glass of wine. They partnered with the most celebrated female-owned distillery in Jalisco, Mexico to develop an ultra-smooth Blanco infused with the ripest and juiciest fruits. The result is an easy-to-use, perfectly balanced tequila. 21Seeds infused tequilas are exceptionally smooth and smell incredibly fresh – with a hint of flavor. Enjoy 21Seeds on the rocks, as a spritz, or a low-calorie cocktail without sacrificing taste.
“I didn’t set out to create Urban Remedy–it was a natural evolution of my passion for health and healing and living a lifestyle with “food is healing” as my mantra.” – Neka Pasquale Growing up in the farm-to-table culture of Northern California, Urban Remedy’s founder, Neka Pasquale was inspired by people who care about what they eat and who strive to eat for health as well as pleasure. In her private practice of over a decade, Neka combined acupuncture and Chinese medicine with cutting-edge nutrition and lifestyle modifications to heal, balance and create optimal health. Neka started leading wellness retreats with her patients and over and over again they described experiencing life-changing results after just a few days. Inspired by these transformations, Neka knew she had found her calling and in 2009, Urban Remedy was born.
Meet Cult Crackers, a women-owned and women-powered Bay Area company, makers of delicious small-batch organic crackers. Cult Crackers co-founders, Dianna and Birgitta, are local moms who met while volunteering at their daughters’ school in Berkeley. They became good friends and business partners when they launched their artisan cracker company. The two women are passionate about what they do, making a good-for-you snack that people love, and their biggest fans are their teenage daughters who also help out at their family-run small business. Cult Crackers are a customer favorite and can be found in the Cheese Dept at all Mollie Stone’s Markets.
Mulay’s Sausage is made according to Loree Mulay Weisman’s family’s centuries old recipes. Her Grandfather immigrated to the United States from Sicily when he was 4 years old in 1903 and her Nana’s family came earlier, just before the turn of the century. Both families settled in Pueblo, Colorado. Today, because of Loree, the tradition lives on! Mulay’s natural tradition of premium sausages & meatballs offers the “Better-for-You” solution today’s consumers demand. A well respected, Certified Woman Owned family run brand, Mulay’s leads the category in innovation. The 1st ever meat company Certified Free From the “Big 9” Allergens (including the Meatballs!) using only Antibiotic Free Heritage Pork, sustainably sourced from small family farms in the USA, Mulay’s is Certified Gluten Free, Paleo, & Keto, using no sugar ever. Always ahead of emerging trends, Mulay’s delivers best in class sausages and meatballs exceeding consumer expectations of sourcing and transparency with premium, simply delicious products.
Family, wholesome foods, and authenticity are the cornerstones of Haig’s Delicacies’ reputation since its humble beginnings in 1956 as a small retail storefront in San Francisco. Family owned and operated since the very beginning, Haig’s Delicacies specializes in traditional Mediterranean foods. Under the direction of owner Rita Takvorian, Haig’s Delicacies began handcrafting authentic Mediterranean foods for grocery stores and specialty shops throughout the SF Bay Area and beyond. Haig’s is proud to be a longtime partner of Mollie Stone’s, bringing authentic Mediterranean flavors to family tables across the nation with an uncompromising commitment to fresh, all-natural ingredients and never any preservatives.
Drops of Dough
Erin was a woman possessed by the idea of finding the perfect cookie recipe. Using her willing kids as her own personal focus group, she searched high and low for the superior balance of salt, flour, sugar, chocolate, and eggs. She tried batch after batch, sending them off to school with her boys daily, learning the magic of batching and freezing to make it easier on her mornings. Simultaneously, she was raising money for a Pediatric Cancer Research Grant to help three families in her community all impacted by the same rare disease. She didn’t think she’d found a business to keep the fundraising going, but, as the initial fundraising program came to a close, Erin’s cookie recipe was nearly perfected. Left wanting to do more fundraising and finally happy with the cookie recipe, Erin and long-time friend Cameron saw an opportunity. Drops of Dough was born. Today, Drops of Dough makes the best tasting, elevated frozen cookie dough and ice cream sandwiches on the market, using high quality ingredients and a recipe perfected over years of trial-and-error. They use only the best, simplest ingredients to give you the opportunity to have warm, homemade cookies on the table with no prep or mess. Their commitment to doing business the right way means that they use environmentally friendly packaging, and continue to donate a portion of their sales to pediatric cancer research, pay their staff fairly, and commit to do business with others who believe that doing the right thing matters.
In the 90’s, All Good’s founder, Caroline, whipped up her first batch of plant-based hand salve for her merry band of climbers, farmers, and makers. She called it, poetically, All Good Goop: a glob of pure n’ simple organic ingredients that smelled like a dream and worked like a charm. And the rest, as they say, is “herstory”. All Good is a mission-first, nature-based healing company offering a premium range of ethically-made body care products. The brand serves as a positive force in the marketplace innovating the purest products and best business practices that are good for people and good for the earth. Since 1998, All Good has established a successful and conscious business model that goes beyond profit, and touches every aspect of its operations from production, culture, products and community. The brand has set and continues to push the standards of environmental leadership, carrying out solutions that balance commerce and the planet.