Manchester, NH—MegaFood, which is on a mission to empower communities, revolutionize food systems, and commit to radical transparency through its Healthy Farm Standard program, announced a new partnership with Foster Farm Botanicals. Based in East Calais, VT, the family-owned, certified organic herb farm grows, harvests, dries, mills, and packages more than 35 certified organic botanicals that are incorporated in a variety of MegaFood supplements. MegaFood said Foster Farm is the most recent farm partner to openly embrace the Healthy Farm Standard, which requires all partners to meet minimum requirements in three key areas: building healthy soil, conserving resources, and supporting thriving livelihoods.
“At MegaFood we are doing everything in our power to create a healthier, more resilient future for our planet and people,” says Bethany Davis, MegaFood Director of Social Impact & Advocacy. “We are thrilled to be partnering with Foster Farm Botanicals, whose commitment to sustainable, soil-friendly production of quality ingredients has a positive impact on our products, as well as our climate.”
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Foster Farm is owned and operated by the husband and wife team of herbalist Annie Christopher and Peter Backman, co-founders and former owners of Annie’s Naturals salad dressings and condiments company. The farm has been in Peter’s family since 1823, with the couple taking over in 2014.