Oakland, CA—Belcampo has announced the launch of its partner farm program, which will involve working with family-owned ranches in Northern California. Belcampo will provide partner farms with tools, education, and market opportunities to transition them to a more sustainable, humane, and regenerative model of agriculture, including Certified Humane animal handling and processing, and USDA Organic Certification.
By building a new regeneratively farmed meat supply chain through a network of Certified Humane and organic farms, Belcampo aims to enact long-term changes in the meat industry.
“The health crisis of the past few months has shown us the ways in which our meat supply system is in need of transformation,” said Anya Fernald, Co-founder and CEO of Belcampo, in a press release. “We’re actively working to create positive change in this industry that’s struggling to adapt and pivot by working with a network of smaller-scale partner farms to increase the accessibility of humane, organic and regeneratively farmed meat that consumers are actively seeking to support their own wellness and health.”
As part of the program, which is spearheaded by multigenerational family farmer James Rickert, Belcampo’s Farm and Procurement Director, new partners will benefit from Belcampo’s marketing presence and have the opportunity to sell through the company’s seven sales channels.
“As a fifth generation farmer,” Rickert said, “I’ve seen and lived through the changes in this industry and know that regenerative and humane farming practices are not only providing new opportunities for multigenerational farms to carry the family business forward, but also building a more sustainable future for all of us.
The partner farm program has grown through the grassroots farming community in Northern California because ranchers are becoming aware of our mission and want to invest in their farms’ futures, Rickert added. Meat industry farmers can find out more about the partner farm program here.