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14 Sustainable Food Companies You Can Trust

For consistently healthy, conscientious products, try these 14 sustainable food companies—selected for their health, environmental and social attributes.



Fill your grocery cart with healthy, conscientious products from the top food companies on the market.
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A family-owned and operated coffee-roasting company in the Pacific Northwest, Grounds for Change is committed to providing a sustainably, fairly produced product that benefits the environment, its farmers and its consumers. The company’s mission is “to support social equity and environmental sustainability through fair trade, organic, shade-grown coffee.”
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Member-owned co-op Frontier Natural Products prides itself on its values of integrity, social responsibility and openness, as well as its support of organic agriculture, fair dealings with small suppliers, and community and environmental programs.
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Frontier Natural Product's Cinnamon Sticks
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Numi Organic Tea was founded by a brother-sister duo looking to introduce exotic, premium organic and fair trade teas to the U.S. market. The company is rooted in the principle of creating a healthful product that nurtures people and honors the planet.
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Numi Organic Tea's Decaf Simply Green Tea
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Frontier Natural Products' Almond Extract
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Organic Valley Pasture Butter
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A farmer-owned cooperative, Organic Valley was founded in 1988 to support rural communities and protect the health of family farms through organic agriculture. The cooperative’s 1,687 family farms produce an array of meat and dairy products.
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A “fiercely independent” family company based in British Columbia with three distribution centers in North America, Nature’s Path’s guiding principle is “always leave the soil better than you found it.”
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Family-owned and operated Lundberg Family Farms uses eco-friendly farming methods to produce a variety of rice and rice products.
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Founded by a fisherman with more than 20 years experience of wild fishing in Alaska, Vital Choice Seafood offers customers sustainably harvested wild seafood products.
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Ella's Kitchen Chick-Chick-Chicken Casserole with Rice
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In addition to sustaining its business and brands, Clif Bar and Co.'s “5 Aspirations” include sustaining its community, its employees and the planet.
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Created by two parents who believed their baby should have healthier and more delicious food options, Ella’s Kitchen makes 100 percent organic food for babies and kids.
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Created in 1993 by Nell Newman as a division of her father’s philanthropic food company, Newman’s Own Organics aims to offer organic, healthy snack foods.
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Ella's Kitchen Oh So Creamy Chicken and Corn Mash with Herb Sprinkles
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The oldest natural and organic food company in North America and the largest independent manufacturer of dry grocery organic foods, Eden Organic is rooted in Michigan and buys all of its food directly from farmers, most within a few hundred miles of its home base.
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Newman's Own Organics Newman-O's
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Eden Organic Pinto Beans
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Founded in 1968 with the belief that good health should not be a luxury available only to the wealthy, NOW Foods has been a family-owned company providing quality foods and supplements for more than 40 years.
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Eden Organic Whole Grain Quinoa
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Plum Organics Yogurt Pouches
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Founded by a mother dedicated to offering the best tasting and healthiest organic foods for babies, toddlers and children, Plum Organics produces a wide range of products that are certified organic and nutrient-rich.
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Located north of San Francisco, Alvarado Street Bakery has been a leader in healthy, organic whole and sprouted grain baked products for more than 20 years, supporting sustainable agricultural and business practices.
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