Our story begins with an indoor urban farm called Farmed Here, an early leader in the local-food movement that grew greens and herbs for the Chicago-area market. As a way to reduce waste, we started using our basil seconds to make salad dressing. The dressing was a hit, the brand grew, and we realized that we could have a greater impact and support other farmers if we shifted our focus from growing produce to creating fresh clean-label, plant-based products. And to emphasize the importance of our farmers, in 2019 we officially changed our name from Here to Field + Farmer.
It all starts with the ingredients in the field. We seek out the highest-quality produce we can find for every Field + Farmer dip, dressing, and juice. All of our products contain fresh produce grown by family farmers.
Every time you purchase a Field + Farmer dip, dressing, or juice, you are supporting independent family farms. Last year, half of all the produce that went into our products was local to our facility. We also donate 1% of our annual revenue to support local farmers.
We make all of our products at our facility just outside Chicago. We've invested in and built a diverse and talented team (41% women and 58% minority) and are proud to give opportunities to people who face employment barriers. We understand that our team is the heart of the company.
We are a committed, sustainable B-Corp, always striving to lessen our carbon footprint and widen our positive impact. We compost 100% of our food waste, and nearly half the produce we purchased last year was “imperfect” or “ugly” seconds.