Come From Farms That

  • are concerned with maintaining and improving the health of the soil and the environment.
  • harvest crops in season and at the peak of ripeness for the best flavor and nutrition.
  • do not use genetically modified seed varieties.

Whenever We Can, We Buy From Farms That

  • Are using regenerative agricultural practices.
  • use no - or low - spray growing practices.
  • are working toward closed loop systems, minimizing external inputs (like synthetic fertilizers) and waste outputs.
  • Are not using conventional monoculture practices.
  • are small, family-, minority-, or queer-owned, and/or are newly established.
  • are local (within 300 miles) of NYC and growing seasonally for our climate.
  • have personal relationships with Farm To People.


Always Come From Animals That Are

  • treated humanely at all stages of life.
  • not caged. 
  • given ample access to range, open pastures and forage whenever weather and health conditions permit.
  • not given sub-therapeutic, preemptive antibiotics or synthetic growth hormones (like rBST).
  • never raised in concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs).

Whenever We Can, We Buy From Farms That

  • are using regenerative agricultural practices. 
  • feed their animals locally grown or certified organic non-GMO grain.
  • are humane-certified.
  • are small, family-, minority-, or queer-owned, and/or are newly established.
  • raised locally (within 300 miles) of NYC.


Comes From Fisheries That

  • are chosen based on the recommendations of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program which relies on regionally specific ecosystem-based criteria. We commit to offering seafood caught or grown using only “Best Choice” or “Good Alternative” Monterey Bay practices.
  • do not administer antibiotics or synthetic growth hormones.
  • are grown or harvested using practices that do not damage the surrounding ecosystem.
  • Are wild-caught when this can be done responsibly.
Whenever We Can, We Choose Seafood That Is


Always Come From Producers That Are

  • offer clean, minimally processed labels with as few ingredients as possible.
  • mindfully source their ingredients, avoiding GMOs, and take advantage
  • whenever possible of local or seasonal ingredients.
  • do not use chemical preservatives or artificial flavors.
  • view their business practices holistically, considering how their companies make social, economic, and environmental impacts.

Whenever We Can, We Buy From Producers That
  • exclusively make small batch, handmade foods.
  • Are from small businesses. 
  • Are a part of the NYC food community (local to NYC).
  • Have personal relationships with Farm To People.


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