Niman Ranch is committed to working collaboratively with organizations that demonstrate a dedication and track record of supporting U.S family farmers, sustainable agriculture and/or humane animal welfare practices. We are proud to support the following organizations and non-profits:
Chefs Collaborative is the leading nonprofit network of chefs that’s changing the sustainable food landscape using the power of connections, education and responsible buying decisions. It works with chefs and the greater food community to celebrate local foods and foster a more sustainable food supply. The Collaborative inspires action by translating information about our food into tools for making knowledgeable purchasing decisions. Through these actions, our members embrace seasonality, preserve diversity and traditional practices, and support local economies.
To learn more or become a member, click here.
“Our partnership and collaboration with Niman Ranch is one of the most inspiring, exciting, and important relationships we’ve enjoyed to date. We deeply appreciate their commitment of bringing high-quality and sustainably raised products to the marketplace, as well as to the family farmers they work with!”
– Tracey Ryder, co-founder Edible Communities
Edible Communities, winner of the 2011 James Beard Foundation Award of Excellence for Publication of the Year, is a publishing and information services company that creates editorially rich, community-based, local-foods publications in distinct culinary regions throughout the United States and Canada. Through its publications, supporting websites, and events, it connects consumers with family farmers, growers, chefs, and food artisans of all kinds.
To find an Edible magazine in your community or to subscribe to a publication click here.
Farmer Veteran Coalition
The mission of the Farmer Veteran Coalition (FVC) is to mobilize veterans to feed America. They work to cultivate a new generation of farmers and food leaders, and develop viable employment and meaningful careers through the collaboration of the farming and military communities. FVC believes that veterans possess the unique skills and character needed to strengthen rural communities and create sustainable food systems for all, and that food production offers purpose, opportunity, as well as physical and psychological benefits.
To find out more about FVC’s programs, click here.
Global Animal Partnership
“Niman Ranch has been a true leader in promoting ever-higher welfare for farm animals and providing a market for the many farmers who share their commitment to improving animal agriculture.”
– Miyun Park, President, Executive Director of Global Animal Partnership
Global Animal Partnership, a nonprofit charitable organization founded in 2008, brings together farmers, scientists, ranchers, retailers, and animal advocates—a diverse group with the common goal of wanting to improve the welfare of animals in agriculture. Its signature program, the 5-Step Animal Welfare Rating Standards, recognizes and rewards producers for their welfare practices, promotes and facilitates continuous improvement, and better informs consumers about the production systems they choose to support.
To support the organization or add your voice, click here.
Monterey Bay Aquarium – Cooking For Solutions
The Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Cooking For Solutions events aim to raise consciousness among chefs as well as home cooks about how the way we cook affects the health of the planet. These events span across the country, bringing together chefs and cooking enthusiasts alike to promote the Aquarium’s message of sustainability and environmental conservation.
To find out more about Cooking For Solutions events, and how Monterey Bay Aquarium is dedicated to sustainability, click here.
Women Chefs & Restaurateurs
Women Chefs & Restaurateurs (WCR) is an active resource for women seeking to advance culinary education and gain recognition in various areas of the food and beverage industry. This network of successful women focuses on the art and business of food and beverage, with the clear intention to support and promote their collective and individual career highlights. They support better practices, global sustainability, organic movements, equal pay, and balance in work and life.
For information on how to join WCR, click here.