Meet Our ProducersBali Direct is proud to deliver from over fifty of the most creative, ethical and sustainable producers on Bali.
Some are introduced below.
Ariesta Bali Farms
Baturiti near Bedugul, Bali
Ariesta Bali Farm, located on the fertile volcanic soil near Bedugul, produces organic roots, herbs, flowers and over 50 varieties of vegetables. Ariesta Bali Farms also sources wild, natural and organic products – such as coffee, cocoa, vanilla, sugar and cashew – from over 5000 farmers across Indonesia. Agus Ariesta, owner, farm manager and expert in sustainable and ethical supply chains has over twenty years of experience in the organic farming movement of Indonesia, including consulting for international agencies.
Cantika, run as a family business by Jasi, produces skin and body products that draw on a long tradition and knowledge of local Balinese plants. Most of the plants grow in the direct vicinity of the kitchen that is both production centre and laboratory. Careful manual processing, close observation and mindful awareness of changing natural rhythms allows the slight adjustment to recipes that enable optimal use of plant energy.
East Bali Cashews
East Bali Cashews produces delicious high quality cashews from one of the poorest regions in Bali. East Bali Cashews is the first large-scale cashew processing facility in Bali and one of the first village-based facilities in Southeast Asia. The company mission is to consider social and environmental sustainability in all aspects of production and to provide professional and business development opportunities for farming communities in the region.
Radiantly Alive Chocolate
Created by the founder of the well-known Radiantly Alive Yoga Studio in Ubud, Radiantly Alive Chocolate comes with an invitation to ‘throw aside the old chocolate-candy-confection paradigm, and feed your cells with pure bliss. Abundant in nutrients, antioxidants, polyphenols and magnesium, Radiantly Alive Chocolate is a superfood that increases vitality, boosts immunity, links neurotransmitters for creative brainwaves, and releases molecules of bliss.
Utama Spice is a traditional skincare company based in Ubud, Bali. Started in 1989 to retain Bali’s amazing herbal knowledge and traditions, Utama Spice is proud to adhere to the Balinese cultural concept of Tri Hita Karana, which commits to respecting and working harmoniously with humanity, nature and the divine. Products are hand made without artificial colorants, binders, preservatives or synthetics and based on extensive research. Utama Spice consciously supports the local natural resource base and farming skills for raw products.
Daily Baguette uses traditional French techniques and recipes to produce authentic products that taste uniquely French. Experienced and passionate French bakers, Maxine and Delphine, have recreated their craft in Bali, hand crafting all their products and respecting long manufacturing times required for their signature crusts and textures. Their products, apart from numerous different types of bread, include pies, croissants, pastries and viennoiseries.
Bali-based Aranya Ayurvedics has been offering Ayurveda’s time-tested formulas to produce premium products formulated by Ayurvedic specialists that integrate tradition, sustainability and quality ingredients.
Supporting local farmers in Bali, Aranya proudly presents earth-to-table goods from teas, herbs, chutneys, ghee and oils that support daily self-care and Nature’s intended balance for each unique mind-body constitution.
Big Tree Farms
Big Tree Farms, now Indonesia’s largest organic food company, operating SE Asia’s largest organic integrated supply chain, was started s a small-scale organic farming training venture and has developed into a vertically integrated social enterprise focused on production and export of food products for retail and ingredient channels globally. Their corporate mission is to inspire beneficial change through the creation of innovative and health-forward food products that provide sustainable health, economy and environment to customers, farmer/suppliers and company community.
Made Chai is a family business based in Gianyar, Bali, specialising in Chai and Balinese Herbal Teas. The black tea comes from Java and is combined with herbs such as vanilla, lemon grass, cinnamon, strawberry leaf, clove, aloe vera and fennel, most of which grow wild in Bali, to make unique and refreshing blends known for their restorative qualities. Developing a taste for whole leaf tea from her mother’s Bali blends, Made developed a passion for the complexity of flavors available in whole leaf teas and the art of tea drinking.
COSMIC COFFEE is a small sustainable livelihoods project on Mt. Batur. Coffee farmer/holy woman Jero and her partners use traditional processes in order to support villagers and protect their environment, paying farmers above market rates. Shaded by citrus and hardwood trees and nourished by volcanic soil, the ripe cherries are hand picked and dried in the mountain sun, the beans are roasted by hand in small batches and delivered to customers within 24 hours with obsessive attention to every part of the beans’ journey.
Our Organic Culture
Our Organic Culture is a love affair with healthy organic locally produced organic dill pickles – with a zest for life! Our Organic Culture works with a cooperative of 30 local partners, supporting the local economy through organic agriculture. Their single product and focus is pickling and they pour their passion as well as combined family traditions from Poland and Turkey into the process. Drawing on experience, their produce is everything a pickle should be, with a spice infused spice blend that is a probiotic feast in its own right.
The English Gent
Quintessentially tasty, smashingly divine chutney lovingly prepared in Bali from the best local fresh produce mixed with extra virgin cold pressed olive oil and vinegar. Add Dragon Tomato Tapenade to a cold roasted vegetable soup, embellish chilled Snow Pea and Mint Soup with Dragons Tom Tap Croutons, eat on roasted vegetables, mix into a bowl of pasta, on bruschetta or even with vodka for a tapenard Bloody Mary. This is cooking made easy and delicious!
Karangasem, Ubud, Bali
Sarining Bhuana is proud to provide Indonesian herbals, sourced from women’s household gardens and small community collectives to ensure chemical-free raw plant materials. Their goals are to bring a small range of efficacious herbs in Indonesia’s unique plant heritage to a broader audience, and to generate additional income for Balinese families by providing an accessible market for small quantities of their household crops. The raw plant materials are minimally processed in small batches to maintain superior quality and efficacy in our whole-herb products.
Avani is social enterprise based in Bali. They aim to help rehabilitate the island by offering sustainable, eco-friendly alternatives to hazardous products that locals and tourists use every day. First focusing primarily on rain ponchos they pivoted to introduce a new category of eco-friendly products, catering specifically to hospitality services. Their vision is to educate, support and collaborate with stakeholders in doing something right away as an effort to create a greener world for both present and future generations through our products and services.
Bali Asli was established in the mountains of Pupuan, Bali in 1986. The company is based on principles of caring for the environment, improving local economies & creating high quality products for healthy living on a healthy planet. All of their products are made with fair trade principles & use only the finest 100% natural ingredients. Bali Asli has for years been a pioneer in using local produce and imaginative recipes to develop products that support the Bali economy.
Java Mountain Coffee
Based in Java, this foundation is serious about coffee and serious about supporting women farmers and breaking supply chain structures established under colonialism. They aim to get multiple global sustainable certification programs of Fairtrade, RainForest Alliance, UTZ Certification, organic and carbon neutral certification for their women coffee producers. This will help them to guarantee trade justice, lift farmers capacities and create sustainable development opportunities for our women farmers and their communities.
Bali Pure Home Industry
Home Industry, based in Singaraja, Bali, produces hand made cold pressed coconut oil and traditional herbs, with a focus on donating 50% of profits to support the education, cultural and spiritual activities of young people. Ingredients sourced from Bali farmers are organic and processed without preservatives by village women. Pure Home Industry provides financial support for education, as well as providing them with a social network with which to navigate modern development challenges.
Mini Muncher provide nutritious and healthy meals by using local, organic and seasonal produce and organic chicken direct from the farms. Mini Muncher baby food purees, 10 months plus and the children’s range are handcrafted in small batches and placed in BPA free containers. Their food contains no added salt, no refined sugars, no artificial flavors or colors and no preservatives. Mini Muncher provides the convenience of great food that can be taken anywhere.
Uforia Chocolate uses Bali grown fresh cacao fruit and carries out the entire chocolate making process at their site in the village of Jasri, Bali. They use organic ingredients and focus on making great tasting, healthy dark chocolate. Their claim to be healthy is backed up by the experience of founder and former molecular and cellular biologist who has experimented with the fermentation process over a few years and come up with a formula that they found reliably gave people a distinct euphoric lift.
Ki-no-a is the family owned ‘clean eating’ of the Chendana’s. Experienced local chefs and permaculture enthusiasts, they know both how to source quality produce and how to cook good food. Their concept of clean eating is local, organic and a simple fusion of Asian and Western tastes. Their hallmark is simplicity based on a profound understanding of the alchemy of flavors. Former operators of the Farm Stand at Green School, their food has been trialed by hundreds of children and their parents.
Sawah Bali, a Balinese owned foundation, has a mission to sustain a working landscape in Bali and to restructure agricultural production to secure greater economic equality for farmers. They aim to reduce the costs of agricultural production, provide farmers with access to markets for high quality organic produce and develop a realistic economic alternative to land conversion for urban development. Sawah Bali responds to the needs off farmers in Bali and creates a greater balance between the agricultural and tourism sector by opening up new markets for farmers.
Jasri, Karangasem, Bali
Charley’s chocolate factory – located on a remote beach in Karangasem, Bali – produces cold pressed raw, dark chocolate, coconut palm syrup, the ‘molasses of the tropics’ as well as an inventive product line for the skin that includes sun block cream from cocoa, soaps based on coconut oil and cinnamon-orange, skin gel from sea-weed, aloe vera and spearmint. The small-scale factory employs 12 women from nearby Jarsi village and is the epitome of relaxed, artisanal, quality production which puts people before profit.
All Things Nice Spice Company
The All Things Nice Spice Company is the unique and innovative signature brand of Diana Von Cranach. A Cordon Bleu trained chef, ‘foodie’ and acclaimed and much sought after raw food chef, Diana is an authority on food. Her familiarity with many of the more unusual ingredients available in the different countries throughout the region as well extensive study of those available in Bali are evident in the All Things Nice Spice Company brand. The only company to provide ‘living spice mixtures’ made from local and dehydrated ingredients, hand crafted in North Bali.
Gary Marsiano retired from her career as a nurse to found Rawganic, following her growing conviction that the natural products that grow in her native Java have a vital role to play in improving health. All rawganic products are 100% raw and grown without pesticides, non-GMO, gluten-free and contain no artificial fillers and binders. The products have been chosen because they are high in essential nutrients, amino acids, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Rawganic products are harvested in Java and packed in Jimbaran, Bali.
Aroma Bali was founded in 2009 with the sole mission to help preserve the environment, conserve water and provide long-lasting delicate care for clothes. Its primary products are BioSoap in the forms of Soap Nut (Klerek fruit) and Sodium Percarbonate(Stain Removing Salt). BioSoap and Sodium Percarbonate, used singly or combined, are environmentally-safe alternatives to chemical based detergents. A few drops of essential oils in the washing liquid allows for the customization of BioSoap to a favored aroma. BioSoap can also be used to clean glass, jewellery, pets, cars, floors, dishes, body and hair and fruit and vegetables.
As vegan, and consuming spirulina for many years already, Bali Spirulina founder was always worried about the quality of the Spirulina in Bali, mostly imported from China, India or Thailand. So they decided to start growing Spirulina in Kedungu, with expert and passionate technical support. They started with a small 80 square meter to experiment adapting Spirulina to the Bali climate. They now have 400 square metres of Spirulina, feeding on pure ground water, a chemical-free quality local product which is available as powder, plain and flavored crunchies and as a pure raw spirulina cake.
The single focus of Bali Coconuts is coconuts, sourced from trusted coconut farmers in Negara, Bali in daily deliveries. Products include dessicated coconut, coconut flakes, coconut water, coconut sugar and of course extra virgin coconut oil, cold-pressed and produced to the highest standards. Committed to the environment, they use recycled bottles which they will reuse and give used coconut husks to locals to be used for fuel and support reduced energy consumption.
Bali Coconut’s Products