OUR STANDARDS

When a product is described as “sustainably produced” on our site, it means:

  • Certified Organic OR use only OMRI-approved inputs
  • USDA inspected animal products
  • Humane livestock certification and/or agree to:
    • No tail docking, gestation crates, veal crates, battery cages, sub-therapeutic use of antibiotics, or hormones
    • Access to the outdoors, fresh water and a diet to maintain full health and vigor
    • Appropriate environment including shelter and a comfortable resting area
    • Freedom from pain, injury or disease by prevention or rapid diagnosis and treatment
    • Freedom to express (most) normal behavior by providing sufficient space, proper facilities and company of the animal’s own kind
    • Ensuring conditions and treatment which avoid mental suffering

     

  • Crop rotation
  • Appropriate composting
  • Energy, soil and water conservation and health
  • Pollinator protection and general biodiversity

 

All our farms also have:

 

  • Product liability insurance

 

  • Written farm food safety plan

 

  • Ability to maintain the appropriate cold chain from harvest through delivery

 

  • Fair labor practices