6 Socially Responsible Food Companies That Deserve Your Business

In an article published on Forbes.com by Katherine Gustafson discusses social responsibility by taking a look at a few responsible food companies.

Why Pete and Gerry’s says it deserves your business: “Because we love our hens!  And that means we give them the best life possible; our hens are cared for by small family farmers and, as the country’s first Certified Humane egg producer, they have real access to grass and dirt, fresh water whenever they want it, and the space to engage in natural behaviors like roosting and dust bathing. Whichever of our brands you choose, Pete and Gerry’s Organic, Nellie’s Free Range or Carol’s Pasture Raised, we provide shoppers with eggs that are a good choice for their families, their wallets and the hens that produce them.”

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New Hampshire is going to the hens

In an article posted by wmur.com, Paula Tracy explains how small farms had been going out of business in the 1950’s due to big grocery stores buying from large farms. However, now small farms are making a comeback and farmer Tom Giovagnoli’ssuccess is a great example of just that.

“Farmer Tom Giovagnoli, of Manchester, and his sons, Andy and Eric, moved their primary farming operation to a 200-acre property in Boscawen.

The town, they said, is very farm-friendly.

They now produce eggs for Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs, of Monroe.”

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Organic Egg Farm Establishes New Pecking Order

Business News Daily published an article describing how Pete and Gerry’s had to differentiate itself in order to evolve into an organic egg farm.

“When, in the 1990s, new technology allowed larger farms to ramp up production on regular farm-fresh eggs at a rapid pace, Pete and Gerry’s was almost left behind. Instead, the company decided to evolve into an organic and natural company. Two decades later, the company sells more than 180 million organic eggs a year.”

The process of transitioning to the organic egg business wasn’t easy. Pete and Gerry’s created a unique business model which partners with small family farms in order to increase production.

“The eggs, most of which now come out of one of Pete and Gerry’s more than 30 family farm partners throughout the Northeast, are currently sold in stores in New York, Vermont, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maine, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Virginia.”

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