Our Sourcing Criteria, Passion, & Mission.
We're religious about good food!
Our founders grew up in Europe, where strict food standards exist not just in culture but law. We take a philosophical approach to making sure that we look for the best tasting tomatoes that are good for you, the planet, and our regional ecosystem.
The growers we work with directly must be fully transparent, and be open to site visits.
Where applicable, all growers and suppliers we work with demonstrate compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act.
As the movement for organic and local grows, we're confident we can provide 100% organic. When something isn't available because of seasonality or pests etc, we still try to source local from the best possible farms. If something is labeled organic, we put a huge standard on this. We treat this as an extension of our mission.
Our farmers above the rest:
To be considered, our farmers agree not to operate using any of the following. It's a shame that with other food systems you need to worry about such things, but with us, you can rest easy knowing these are off the table.
- 1,3-D (Telone)
- AtrazineEPA Toxicity Class I (highly hazardous) pesticides
- EPA Toxicity Class II (moderately hazardous) pesticides
- Glyphosate (Roundup)
- Irradiation treatment
- Methyl Bromide
We onboard all of our team members around these concepts. We celebrate farmers, innovation, and sustainability in our warehouse, and every team member has 50 dollars of weekly produce they take home, so they can learn about the same products you're consuming. We see our work as part of a movement - local organic should be accessible to all, and we're happy to play a part in making this a reality.