VALUES 2017-05-18T19:10:58+00:00

LOCAL ECONOMIES

support robust regional economies by sourcing from locally-owned small and mid-sized agricultural and food processing operations.

VALUED WORKFORCE

provide safe and healthy working conditions and fair compensation for all food chain workers and producers from production to consumption.

ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

support a healthy environment by sourcing from producers that employ sustainable production practices that reduce or eliminate synthetic pesticides and fertilizers and avoid genetic engineering in agriculture; avoid the use of hormones and routine antibiotics in livestock production; conserve soil and water; protect and enhance wildlife habitats and biodiversity; and reduce on-farm energy and water consumption, food waste and greenhouse gas emissions.

NUTRITION

promote health and well-being by offering generous portions of vegetables, fruit, whole grains and minimally processed foods, while reducing salt, added sugars, saturated fats, and red meat consumption, and eliminating artificial additives.

ANIMAL WELFARE

provide healthy and humane care for farm animals.