Why do we use amber glass, a metal cap and not plastic?
Plastic, currently, is a scourge to the human body and the Earth. Plastic lines our roadways, floats in our rivers, streams, lakes and oceans and fills our landscape and air for centuries with micron sized bits of toxic particles. Its disgusting.
By providing a product in glass and a metal cap we keep 100s of thousands of plastic bottles and caps from entering into the environment. According to the latest research, current plastic recycling technologies are more polluting than when the plastic product was first manufactured. Its best to ditch plastic all together until technologies improve with plant based bio-plastics and go back to metal and glass that eventual degraded back into the environment or can be reused, recycled and upcycled.
Why are our products shelf-stable?
We decided to go the more environmental friendly way of shelf-stable as a refrigerated product uses way more energy from cradle to grave than a shelf-stable product, whether it be storage, shipping or selling. Refrigeration contributes to climate change more than any another human activity.
Most folks we've talked to and work with don't have enough refrigerated space to carry it in refrigerated form. Also the shelf life is 3/4 less in the refrigerated version. Our shelf-stability is 2 years unopened. If the frig dies or looses power for extended amount of time, you can't sell it or even give it away. The product goes into the trash by local health code in most places. What a waste of money and resources!
Commitment to Environmental Stewardship
Packing and Shipping
We have minimize plastic use and have eliminated styrofoam peanuts with a starch peanut that degrades on contact with water. Using the starch peanut protects your product during shipping and lessens our impact on the natural world.
We manage our farm holistically with synergistic moves of animals who fertilize our grasses, legumes, shrubs and tress and then our grasses, legumes, shrubs and trees nourish our animals. Balance is key and following the lessons of Mother Nature to guide us.