Our Sourcing Practices

We believe in food as the foundation of wellness.

Aside from nutritional benefits to the consumer, we believe that good food nourishes the earth, creates space for an economy driving good changes in the local landscape, and supports a healthy, thriving community. How you eat has a huge impact on the environment, your health, the local economy, and your community. This is why we do what we do. We believe everyone has a right to transparency in their food choices. To make those choices easier, we encourage transparency in our practices and those of our partners, the reduction of pesticide and herbicide use, the utilization of biodynamic, regenerative, and organic farming practices, and the use of eco- and pollinator friendly practices.

We believe in community.

These are real people making real food. We keep it local, typically within 100 miles of our delivery location. We partner with intention: we support growers and producers who hold themselves to high standards of care for their creatures and plants, their customers, and our earth.

We believe in collaboration over competition.

We can all get further if we work together. The Collective fosters a community of like-minded business people. We help cultivate our local good food movement by partnering with small-scale operations and innovative thinkers. We open up new and diverse markets for our partners while taking the stress off of consumers to shop for products that are good for their health and good for the earth.