For the first time ever… We’ve got merch! Our new line of sweatshirts and T-shirts represents our mission: “Know Your Food.” Each shirt features a locally grown vegetable from one of our farmers. Proceeds from all merch sales will go to NATIFS, a non-profit working to reconnect Native Americans with traditional food systems. While education is at the heart of NATIFS’ mission, they have been working hard during the COVID-19 pandemic to provide hunger relief for tribal communities. Thank you for supporting NATIFS and indigenous food systems.
We work year-round with small farms and makers to craft the ultimate selection of unique, delicious, and nutrient-dense food. In warmer months, that means ridiculously fresh fruits and vegetables from within a 300-mile radius of NYC. When it gets cold, we sprinkle in a few crops from our friends around the country to keep up the variety (Think amazingly juicy citrus from out west and super crisp peppers from the south!).
Regardless of where the ingredients come from, we build relationships with farms that use regenerative agricultural methods, no- or low-spray growing practices, and that harvest seasonally for peak flavor and nutritional benefit. Because we value the hard work and expertise of our farm partners, we pay them fairly. Up to 50% of every food dollar we make goes back to them. For reference, the national average remains below 15%. We also help some of our partners crop plan! Crop planning is the work farmers do ahead of each season to decide what they will grow. We commit to purchase certain crops to guarantee they find a home.
If you ever have questions about our sourcing standards, drop us a line at [email protected] or call/text (347) 455-0387!