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.
Wanaprasta’s mission is create farm based foods that reinforce our relationship and respect for nature. With an ethos stronger than “free range,” Wanaprasta’s pastured organic means the chickens are raised on green pastures with permanent access to healthy plants, insects, fruits, and vegetables. The chickens are reared without hormones, antibiotics, probiotics, vitamin supplements, or artificially processed foods.
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.
Starter Lab began with the idea of baking the finest sourdough in Bali using quality and locally sourced ingredients where possible with a long fermentation process. The “starter” or what the French call Levain, is what gives the bread its complexity of flavor. Bread bakeries are in some shape or form laboratories because bakers are constantly experimenting with a variety of wheat and grains, then developing a scientific formula called Baker’s Percentage (using four simple ingredients – Flour, Water, Starter, and Salt) and creating a bread recipe. Hence the name Starter Lab for Bali’s neighborhood small-batch production bakery.
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.
JIVA CREATIONS is about creating a variety of healthy food options that cultivate optimal health for the body whilst sustaining our planet. They believe in a product that is truly healthy, available for everyone, and not an exclusive range that is only a luxury. Using their veganic farm to produce fresh and delicious juices and dairy-free milks, and innovative recipes to create an array of vegan cheeses and meats, Jiva Creations is committed to making bodies healthy and taste buds happy.
daun (da-öön) – directly translates as ‘LEAF’ in Indonesian. A Bali based family company, daun aspires to adopt the vascular quality in natural botany, delivering nourishment with every sip of their blends. Just as nature intended, each unique constitution of the ingredients are preserved and presented without adding anything artificial. Uniting Ayurvedic Studies and Culinary Arts background, formulas are crafted using ethically sourced natural ingredients.
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.
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.
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.
Milk Up is a family-run business united by a passion for high-quality and sustainably-produced dairy products. The team at Milk Up came together due to their shared passion for cultivating high quality products that taste great and do minimal harm to the environment. Milk Up sources its milk from a family-owned and operated (non-certified) organic dairy farm in Java, and production is done in Denpasar. Everything from Milk Up is 100% natural, with no colorants, flavoring, preservatives, or thickeners.
Bukit Mesari Farm
Bukit Mesari is an organic farmer coalition created in 2016 in Bukit Catu Village with the support of IDEP and Agrisud International in Bedugul, Bali. The farm sits in the foothills of Mount Bratan, with the volcano up above, and beautiful views of the lake down below. Head of the coalition Wayan Jarmin, who boasts over 20 years of experience and comes from a long lineage of family farmers, leads the production of a wide range of organic herbs, roots, vegetables, and fruits.
Rosalie Cheese was founded in Jakarta and named after a lively suburban market in Brisbane, Australia. Rosalie only uses natural farm fresh ingredients without preservatives and colorings, and they employ traditional cheese making techniques and source Indonesian milk from six partner farms in East Java and Bali. Founder Ayu Utami Linggih learned the art of cheese making during her studies in Australia.
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.
Bali Highlands Organik
Bali Highlands Organik is a sustainable, (non-certified) organic, free range pig farm and butchery located in Eastern Bali that works as a social enterprise in close cooperation with local communities.
IniTempe is a vegan, all natural, GMO-free supplier of high-quality tempe products. IniTempe founder Benny Satoso is an Indonesian entrepreneur with a passion for tempe and a keen taste for creative, ethical, and delicious products
Simeulue Island, Sumatra
Aluan is maximising the value added to coconuts in the same place they’re grown, supporting communities who depend on coconuts for their livelihoods. By replanting on existing, under-utilised land it guarantees that no rainforest is affected, and by utilising every part of the coconut they can achieve zero waste from the production process. It’s a delicious way to make good in the world.
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.
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