The Le Marké Shop
When you think of sustainable food, I’m sure you think of sleek packaging, pasture raised eggs, and high costs. Therefore food made sustainably is difficult for companies to uphold and for consumers to choose. Food made ethically with environmental practices usually requires more profit from the company to pump out thus making the product more expensive. However to be truly sustainable means making the product available for the majority of people from all socioeconomic backgrounds. The Le Marké Shop has done just that.
Le Marké specializes in the delicate practice of sustainably made olive oil and balsamic vinegar that aims to benefit both the consumers of Le Marké with high antioxidant and anti-inflammatory values in the oil as well as the planet expressed by their reusable bottles with solid wood caps and biodegradable pouches offered in their subscription program. The single harvested, Biancolilla olives produced and cold pressed in Agrigento, Sicily, creates a nostalgic experience curated by unripe olives, herbs, citrus, and green tomato intentionally placed in Le Marké’s olive oil. The high quality of Le Marké’s olive oil contains antioxidants, named polyphenols, that have been shown to have beneficial health effects by lowering cholesterol, blood pressure, and the risk of coronary disease. Therefore the taste, quality, and environmental impact that Le Marké promises to ensure creates a pleasure-filled experience every use.
Once you finish your first bottle of olive oil, Le Marké offers olive oil pouches to refill your empty, glass bottle for $24 and a subscription you can become part of to receive new pouches every 2, 4, or 8 weeks depending on your usage. These olive oil pouches are made of completely recyclable, plant-based, and use carbon negative packaging as claimed by Le Marké. By offering this subscription and pouches at a $13 difference, you save 35% from your original purchase purely by saving the reusable bottle. The shipping of Le Marké products contains completely recyclable and compostable products that keep your goods safe without contributing to the global issue of plastic waste.
As a woman founded company, Le Marké is purposeful and intentional with their success by donating 1% of their proceeds to the Women’s Earth Alliance, an organization that prioritizes teaching women leadership, strategy, and training. This training is intended to create a space for women leaders in climate and environmental initiatives to excel in while giving them the connections to a global alliance of peers, mentors, and funding. Le Marké is a company that cares about its consumers and Earth that we all thrive on. You can find Le Marké's olive oil and balsamic vinegar in store at Jones and Co or through our online store. Thereby, Le Marké is Jones approved.