Stepladder's operation is highly diversified and interconnected through the symbiosis of the creamery, farming and ranching operations, and other local businesses. Their pigs eat fruit culls, whey from the creamery, and grain from a local brewery, while the waste from the dairy goes into the orchards to fertilize the trees. The Downtown Santa Cruz Market is thrilled to fold this outstanding business into the mix of growers and ranchers that sell their goods at the markets. Right now Steppladder Creamery offers a fine selection of unique cheeses made of a mix of goat and cows milk. At their table you'll also find honey, citrus, passion fruit and avocados at different points in the year.