Eat Local Eat Natural is committed to supporting a sustainable and thriving local food economy. We do this by scouting and building relationships with farmers and food artisans primarily within 150 miles from our Ann Arbor warehouse. We currently serve chefs and food retailers in and around Ann Arbor, Detroit, Lansing, Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids! Most of the farmers we work with are exclusively small family farms or businesses. We avoid factory farms and CAFOs and their unsustainable and unhealthy practices. We get to know our farmers and understand the methods that they use and the humane way that they treat their animals. Animals are free range, pasture-raised and are never given antibiotics, hormones or fed animal by-products. Whenever we can, we source from certified organic farms or farms that use organic practices. Our mission is to find local farmers and processors who have farming methods that are healthy, humane and sustainable. They often have challenges reaching the local markets that require refrigerated transportation and links to restaurants and markets. We get to know our farmers and processors and we learn how they operate their enterprises. This helps us determine if they fit our requirements for practices that are healthy, sustainability and humane.