Just like it’s important to seek out third-party certifications like Certified Humane for animal welfare, we believe in holding farms and farmers accountable for their impact on local ecosystems and soil health. We also understand it may be tough to know exactly what it means to farm regeneratively or what this way of working and living means for our farmers and their land. By sharing our farming practices and the principles that guide our work, we’ve made it easy to trust our commitment to regenerative agriculture and that the land has a voice in the farming of your favorite pasture-raised eggs.
Transitioning any piece of land towards regenerative agriculture starts with finding out what you’re farming with. Before we create a plan for the rehabilitation or regeneration of the land, we need to know how productive it is to begin with and what areas may need immediate attention. To do this, our team works alongside specialists using reliable scientific methods to establish a baseline measurement of health for the land by measuring key markers like soil health, biodiversity, and land productivity.
Once this data is collected, we then have a clearer idea of the land’s needs and can use the information to track the farm’s progress and set goals for its regeneration. In between initial and ongoing farm visits, Consider partner farmers continue caring for their land and livestock using regenerative practices like cover cropping, no till cultivation, and supporting pollinators and native species.
After those initial measurements are taken, it’s all about what we do with what we know. While continuing to work the land and care for our flocks, our farmers use the data collected through annual farm visits to make changes to their regenerative work as needed or continue with what’s working well. These ongoing assessments allow farmers to catch any negative trends, or signs of environmental decline, as early as possible and course correct as needed. When a farm’s soil health is trending positively, this means that regeneration (read: healing) is happening and soil health has improved.
Once our farms begin to see signs of regeneration and improved soil health, the work doesn’t end. Our farms are revisited regularly to assess the health of the land over time, and we continue building a regenerative approach to pasture-raised egg farming that’s beneficial for all. And because we see each of our farms as merely one part of an entire ecosystem, we take great care in tailoring our regenerative approach in consideration of what makes sense for the farm, the land, and the people stewarding it. This means you can trust our Consider farmers will always farm in a way that is not only rooted in regenerative practices but is also culturally appropriate, economically viable, and beneficial for themselves and the land on which they work and live.