Know your farmer, know your food; literally
Our producers are expected to share their growing practices and ingredients with you so you know exactly what is in the food you’re eating. Can’t find the answer? Ask our producers directly. All of their contact info is available to you. We love when consumers establish connections with their food producers. We’re all about transparency and connection.
- Inspected & Certified as outlined by the USDA.
- We will also include products grown with exemption certificate provided by certifying agent
- Follows the above standards but is certified through peer group. Learn more here.
- Refers to a farm assurance program certifying produce, livestock and apiaries for organic producers who sell locally and directly to their customers. Founded in 2002 this certification requires the same standards set forth by the USDA for organic production, however certification is carried out through peer inspections thereby reducing cost and paperwork.
- To be granted the CNG certification, farmers don’t use any synthetic herbicides, pesticides, fertilizers, antibiotics, hormones, or genetically modified organisms. CNG livestock are raised mostly on pasture and with space for freedom of movement. Feed must be grown without synthetic inputs or genetically modified seeds
Producer self-declares that they follow the same standards as above (Certified Naturally Grown), but are not 3rd party certified.
Keeps pest population at an acceptable level with minimal use of pesticides. This practice combines information on the life cycle of pests with available pest control methods to manage pest damage by the most economical means and with the least possible hazard to people, property and the environment. Learn more here.
- Flock was able to freely roam a building, room, or enclosed area with unlimited access to food and fresh water during their production cycle.
Allowed access to pasture at all times. Animal may be confined for a maximum of two continuous weeks during very inclement weather. Minimum space requirements of 108 sq. ft. for birds, 16 sq. ft. for sheep, 56 sq. ft. for pigs, and 54 sq. ft. for cattle.
Beef & Lamb only. All other animals require minimum grain levels
- As Defined by the USDA
- Animal has only consumed forages and milk for the length of their life. Grains and grain by-products are NEVER EVER consumed by the animal
- Meat raised without artificial hormones or antibiotics for their entire life.