This team is committed to validating whole food ingredients through best-in-class science, and to growing those ingredients locally and organically. It was a perfect marriage for Garden of Life®.
Their office was in a little two-story wood structure sitting by the water, surrounded by ancient trees with old rope swings and deeply carved initials lining their trunks. Behind the building where I parked my rental car, I saw a small skiff and fly fishing gear. At the entrance of the building, I saw old models of whaling vessels hanging from the ceiling. Was I in the right place to meet this team of scientists and farmers?
Yes; it became crystal clear that I was.
Our team has deep roots here. Often, our farming families are generational—second or third generations running the family farm. But this team, when they talk about family history, their frame of reference goes back to the Mayflower. Their love for this land, and stewardship of it, dates back well over one hundred years. Their grandfather’s fathers were the third generation to call this home.
Farming, fishing, football, science, survival—all of this is the way of life they’ve learned from their families and passed along to their children. They work in cooperatives with other families and, together, have found a way to preserve their generational farmsteads and this unique way of life.