Community of Agriculturalists Who Respect the Earth
Where Food Comes From CARE Certified is a suite of sustainability standards that certifies participating farmers and ranchers are implementing exceptional practices in animal husbandry and environmental stewardship, and engage productively with their neighbors to help build a stronger community.
Both consumers and producers share a common interest in a transparent and sustainable food supply chain. In fact, most farmers and ranchers have an overwhelming desire to directly communicate with consumers about the care they take in raising their food.
CARE Certified values are rooted in a firm belief that farmers and ranchers are stewards of our natural resources. Given the opportunity to continuously improve sustainability practices and create a legacy, farmers and ranchers engaged in CARE Certified have committed to sustainable practices for generations to come.
CARE Certified certification creates value by communicating the invaluable role that farmers and ranchers play in animal care, environment and their local communities.
Simply put, CARE Certified represents a Community of Agriculturalists who Respect the Earth.
Farms and ranches know that they have to be good stewards of the land today in order to have a tomorrow.
The Environmental Stewardship pillar of each CARE Standard ensures consumers that farms and ranches have procedures and management plans in place.
Consumers can rest assured that CARE products have came from farms and ranches that are doing what they can to improve the environment.
PEOPLE & COMMUNITY
Farms and ranches care about their animals. They spend every day with these animals to ensure they are as healthy and content as possible.
The Animal Husbandry pillar ensures that farms and ranches are caring for their animals. Things we look at include spacing, access to food and water, nutrition plans, how animals are transported and more.
Farms and ranches aren't built by one person, they are built by a community. Whether it's helping neighbors do chores when they're shorthanded, donating food to the local school, or simply being there when a natural disaster hits, farmers, ranchers, and their staff and families are vital members of the community.
CARE represents a community of farms and ranches that are committed to doing the right thing. They lean on each other when they need it, and they give back to their local communities.