Farm2Me celebrates the sustainable food movement at sea with our seafood category. Now the catch from our oceans, lakes, rivers and streams has a platform all its own, with help from Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch® and Fish Revolution. From salmon rillettes to jarred oysters and trout roe, we’re proud to cast our net wider into the responsible fishing community.
Caught in US waters.
Processed and handcrafted in the USA or US territories.
Free of artificial ingredients, including colors, flavors and preservatives.
All ingredients, animal or otherwise, must be sustainably sourced, traceable, non- GMO, and wherever possible grown without the use of synthetic herbicides, pesticides, fungicides or fertilizers.
Caught or farmed with respect and fair compensation for everyone working on the vessel, farm and in the kitchen.
Made with fish or shellfish or seaweed from well-managed, environmentally responsible fisheries and farms. Farmed finfish must be from land-based facilities, and fed a non-GMO diet free of animal by-products.
All wild caught fish must be rated “Best Choice” or “Good Alternative” by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch®.
Swordfish must be caught in US waters using harpoons, handlines or deep-set buoy gear only.
Made by a crafter that is an upstanding member of the good food community, committed to equity and inclusion in all levels of their business, as exemplified through integrating these practices:
Offering a diversity, equity, and inclusion training to staff members and/or leadership annually.
Thoughtfully acknowledging the heritage of culturally-specific food on websites, packaging and/or marketing materials.
For the small percentage of brands that operates on a significantly larger scale, meeting additional criteria related to board diversity, maternity leave and employment practices.
In addition, all seaweed entries must be harvested or farmed in compliance with the following standards:
Ensures purchase of seaweed from farmer prior to harvest.
Post-harvest processing of seaweed is done within 24 hours, or 1 week if refrigerated, to maintain product quality.
With an emphasis on encouraging the symbiotic relationships of species.
In a way that sustains regenerative life cycles, with thought for the specific needs of different species to ensure the success of future harvests.
With an emphasis on maintaining a safe distance from hazardous waste streams and tidal currents.