Regenerative agriculture is changing the way we produce food – for the better. I’m a big proponent for regenerative everything – clothing, bedding, makeup, skincare, food, and more. That’s because while sustainability is great, it’s meant to do just that – sustain.
Regenerative brands are doing the work to actually regenerate the planet’s soil and reverse climate change. Regenerative food and agriculture are at the center of this movement, and they’re a great place to focus your taste buds!
Here are 18 food brands using regenerative agriculture!
Canaan is a Palestinian artisan food brand that currently offers an amazing selection of olive oils, spices, tapenades, pesto, and even carob syrup. I use the olive oil almost every day and the bottles are so beautiful! They understand the importance of starting with the health of the soil.
They use regenerative agricultural practices to ensure that the earth, animals, and people are all treated well during the process. Their goal is to empower traditional farming communities, as agriculture is the biggest sector in Palestine.
Canaan invests in farming communities and aims to give them a place in the modern world. They work with 2,000 family farms across 52 different villages.
Epic Provisions is a meat-based company that aims to provide nutrient-dense protein sources that are pre-packaged for people on the go. Their aim is to only offer food that is humane and pasture-centered. They include a very transparent breakdown of animal welfare standards on their website. One of their main US suppliers of beef is certified by the Ecological Outcome Verification program.
This certification ensures that there’s a positive outcome for biodiversity, soil health, and ecosystem function on the land where the cattle are raised. Epic also partners with The Savory Institute, which is focused on large-scale restoration of grassland. Part of the restoration is working with biodynamic ranchers raising animals to help aerate the ground, fertilize the soil, and shape landscapes.
Their practices help to hold groundwater, sequester carbon, and build topsoil. Although not all of their animals are raised using these practices, they’re actively working on creating financial incentives for ranchers who do use these practices. Plus, they source much of their meat from the wild, like their salmon.
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I looove my Nespresso machine, it inspires me to get out of bed every morning! I bought it when I moved to Hawai’i and use it multiple times a day. I did a lot of research into the different machine options and I went with the Nespresso Lattissima Pro. Based on many longtime Nespresso user’s reviews, this is the best choice and it’s worth it to invest in the pro machine.
Plus, I did some math and if you’re the type of person who buys a lot of espresso drinks at coffee shops, you will save money by making them at home with the Nespresso instead. When I first bought it I actually had no idea how committed the company is to sustainability, and of course that makes me love the brand even more!
You’ve likely heard of Nespresso, but have you heard about the programs they’ve put in place to increase soil quality and make sustainable coffee? One project includes planting shade trees on a farm in Costa Rica. These shade trees help to increase soil fertility and quality, create habitats for wildlife, and help with climate change adaptation.
Not to mention, the farm is now making more income by selling the trees’ fruit. Nespresso has planted 3.3 million native trees since 2014. Plus, they partner with various associations to ensure their products are sustainable and fair trade. Their coffee pods and machines are designed so they use the exact amount of coffee, water, and energy needed to brew a cup of coffee – nothing is wasted.
They also offer a recycling program: once you collect enough aluminum pods, you can bring them to a drop-off location, and Nespresso recycles them, turns the coffee grounds into compost, and recycles the plastic bag you collect them in, so everything gets a second life!
Patagonia Provisions provide prepackaged snacks, camping meal kits, and more. They have stringent guidelines and criteria for how they source ingredients. They use regenerative practices like cover cropping, crop rotation, low- to no-tilling, intercropping, agroforestry, and restorative grazing.
They also focus on perennial crops, which live in one spot for many years and are able to draw down carbon and protect against erosion. They use composting for natural fertilizers and grow organic, avoiding fertilizers, pesticides, GMOs, antibiotics, and hormones.
White Leaf Provisions offers biodynamic baby food and apple sauce. They specifically focus on biodynamic processes because there’s more history and are more standards in place. They use cover crops, minimal or no tilling, crop rotations, and composting as part of their regenerative practices.
They also avoid fertilizers, pesticides, and chemicals. They set aside land for bees, butterflies, and other pollinators, as well as focusing on creating harmony on the farm.
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Maple Hill sells various dairy products including milk, yogurt, and kefir. The brand is 100% grass-fed. Cows are, by nature, meant to eat grass and hay. Big dairy farms have begun feeding cows corn and grain, which is worse for the cows and the environment. By feeding their cows a 100% grass-fed diet, Maple Hill is decreasing their carbon footprint and actually restoring soil health.
The grass and hay are grown on-site. The grazing cows help increase soil fertility, creating a healthy foundation for the beginning of the carbon cycle.
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I always have at least one Alter Eco chocolate bar in my house! Alter Eco is a chocolate and cacao company that shirks the traditional cacao cultivation process that focuses on monoculture. The conventional process causes biodiversity loss and soil degradation. Alter Eco sources cacao from co-ops that practice dynamic agroforestry. That’s an agriculture method that mimics the forest’s natural evolution. By supporting a diverse system of plants, the soil quality is improved and pests and diseases are reduced.
The farmers can then earn additional income by selling the fruits of the other plants used in the diverse system. Their products are sourced from small-scale farmers and are fair trade.
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Happy Family Organics started out as an organic brand, but they began incorporating regenerative practices as well in 2018. Project Greenhouse has allowed them to educate and help their closest partners incorporate regenerative practices on their land. They offer food for babies, tots, kids, and moms.
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Applegate is a meat and cheese brand. Their animals are grass-fed, so they achieve the same soil benefits as we discussed with Maple Hill. They’re also zeroing in on regenerative practices, having committed to a goal of 15% of their sales coming from pasture-centered farms in 2020. Their meat includes zero antibiotics and they certify their animal welfare standards with a third-party verifier.
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Simple Goodness Sisters is, you guessed it, a company founded by two sisters who specialize in selling drink syrups. They started as a farm-to-bar company, but now own a small farm where they grow the various herbs needed for their syrups.
Previously a horse and cow farm, the farm now uses sustainable practices down to its mulch. It’s home to many roaming animals which includes cows, goats, pigs, and chickens.
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Lundberg Family Farms is a grain brand that focuses on selling rice, rice cakes, pasta, quinoa, and more. They are ultra-focused on soil health and use cover crops, flooding fields, rice straw incorporation, and natural pest repellents. They also have several zero-waste, energy, and packaging initiatives.
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By buying from No Evil, you can enjoy vegan meat while also contributing to less consumption of water and fossil fuels than animal meat. You’d also be contributing to land conservation. No Evil has surrounded their production facility with pollinator friendly plants, uses organic ingredients, and has a composting program. They’ve also partnered with rePurpose to remove two pounds of plastic from the environment for every pound they use in producing their products.
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NATURE’S PATH REGENERATIVE ORGANIC CERTIFIED INSTANT OATMEAL
Nature’s Path uses regenerative organic certified oats. Regenerative organic focuses on sequestering carbon in the soil, farm animal welfare, and equity for farmers and workers. As a certified business, they’ve been inspected and must stay up to ROC standard. The farm is on its first harvest since receiving the certification and released their limited edition regenerative organic certified oatmeal, with plans on producing more in the future.
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Farm Hounds sells dehydrated, 100% animal ingredient treats for dogs. The treats are dehydrated and free from all of the nasty additives you see in typical treats. They source much of their meat from regenerative farms where animals are treated fairly.
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General Mills has committed to advancing 1 million acres of farmland with regenerative agriculture by 2030. That’s a huge commitment coming from the cereal giant. They’re focusing on biodiversity, soil health, water, animal wellbeing, and economic resiliency in farming communities.
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Shepherd’s Grain is grower-owned and sells flours that are produced from farms using regenerative practices. They use no-till and direct seed practices. They’re certified by the Food Alliance.
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Tanka Bar offers buffalo bars and snacks. Their meat is currently 75% grass-fed and they’re working towards 100% Native American grass-fed using the wild model. They also have the Tanka Fund, which is aiming to convert one million acres of prairie into regenerative agriculture.
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Stone House Grain sells nutrient-dense animal feed, making it regenerative food for animals. They currently have a light carbon footprint and grow their products in a climate-friendly farming system. However, they’re working toward a Regenerative Organic Certification focusing on soil, tillage, cover crops, rotational grazing, and green technology.
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Regenerative agriculture is doing the work to reverse climate change. Its efforts can be seen in many industries, especially in regenerative foods. By supporting these brands, we’re voting for even more food brands to invest in regenerative practices. Which brand will you try first?
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