As protectors of natural resources who practice old-world regenerative farming, we’ve
also partnered with equally sustainable companies. We reduce the use of plastic, using
environmentally friendly packaging and biodegradable cellulose paper. We source sustainable
wild-caught aquaculture and test regularly. With our contribution to eco-living, we practice
low energy manufacturing and reduce our carbon footprint in the process.
We create sustainable food systems to
protect our communities, our environment
and our animals.
With our cleanfood mission, sustainability in all we do is a must.
It’s also such an important way for us to support the good energy
of our cleanfood, which we believe holistically enhances the food’s
quality for the pets who will consume it.
Our Way of Life
Our small family farms in Pennsylvania are uniformly free of toxins, chemicals and pesticides. It is our honor to remain strictly non-GMO
in a changing world. This helps us maintain the health of our soil, air,
water and the fields and meadows our animals love to graze in, wander in, play in. Creating a wonderful environment, complete with butterflies and honey bees thriving in a toxin-free world.
We walk our fields to check their quality, wellbeing and progress. We reinstate the health of our soil
by turning it over regularly, allowing nutrients to replenish, a key step in sustainable farming. Our polyculture farming means biodiverse soils and microbes, and healthy bacteria can thrive for the benefit of the plants,
the animals and the fresh air above.
How We’ve Farmed for Generations
And by the way, we really mean we walk our fields, and do so on foot, barefoot, down from our houses and barnyards
(our children enjoy running along the paths and rows with us, as does the occasional pet dog or nosy goat). No wasteful
machinery or fuel fumes. This is how we’ve farmed for generations, and it keeps us truly close to our land. It’s real life.
Today, our simpler way of doing things also has the benefit of helping to keep the air in our countryside home much fresher
and as free as possible from the toxins produced by machinery. Take a stroll with us and take a deep refreshing breath and
you’ll see what we mean. We like sitting on the porch at the very end of a long day and being able to see every star shining
at night up in our clean, pure skies. It makes every footstep worthwhile.
Going from farms to fisheries, we have more good
news. We were able to find and create a partnership
with some companies that share our cleanfood and
sustainability mission, out in the North Atlantic.
Our wild-caught fish foodstuffs (whole redfish,
cod livers and whole sardines) literally come off
of the boats to our hands, from Maine fisherman
working the chilly North Atlantic Ocean. Until they
meet Steve, one of Kure’s farmer owners in
Pennsylvania, though, all our fish live their
full lives swimming freely and feeding naturally
in the oceans, as fish have always lived. This is
the right and humane way for fish to grow.
A Feast Within
And it adds a benefit: the icy cold ocean waters
encourage their bodies to grow robustly, with
more polyunsaturated fat, which adds nutrition to our fish bone broth. We use the whole fish, as
people have done since time began the world over: you’ll notice our broth’s richly gelatinous nature when you thaw it and keep it in your refrigerator – it is a true feast of nourishment
and flavor for your pet, a biodiverse food rich in vitamins, minerals, essentially fatty acids, and probiotics. Nutrition, not waste. We even harvest full leaf raw kelp from the kelp farms that are being “planted” in the ocean by Atlantic Sea Farms to restore the wellbeing of the ocean,
and the aquatic ecosystem. Rich in vitamins
K1 and A, folate, magnesium, calcium, pantothenic acid and iron, ocean-fresh
kelp is another superfood that contributes
to the quality of our broth.