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Our Standards

SFRAW Rating System

We have extremely high standards for the producers we choose to work with and the products that we sell. Our suppliers and producers go through a rigorous vetting out and interview process - truth is, not many make the cut! Below you will find the selection criteria we consider when rating our products/producers. We hope you find this information meaningful and helpful when determining which products you choose. 

 

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Gold Standard (meets 75% criteria from each category)

Essential Criteria

  • 100% Grass-Finished or Truly Pastured
  • 100% USA Grown/Processed
  • Antibiotic-Free
  • Cage-Free (No Confinement)
  • Hormone-Free
  • Humanely-Handled/Raised with Care/Honor
  • Lovely People To Do Business With
  • Lower Carbon Footprint
  • Never Altered (beaks cut/tails removed)
  • No Crowding
  • Range-Free/Range-Grown
  • The Most Nutritious & Best Tasting/Flavor
  • Transparency (Facility/Farm Tours, Provides Information Willingly)
  • USDA/State Certified/Licensed Facility

The Product Considered (By Category) 75% 

  • 100% California Grown & Processed
  • Air-Chilled Processing
  • Certified Hallal
  • Compostable Packaging
  • Dry-Aged (Beef/Lamb)
  • Farm Harvested/Processed
  • Freshest You Can Buy
  • Genuinely Artisanal
  • Gluten-Free
  • GMO-Free Certified
  • HACCP Program
  • Handmade
  • Nutrient Dense/Tradtional Methods
  • Plastic-Free Production/Harvest
  • Soy-Free

The Business and The People

  • Alternative Energy Used (Solar/Biodiesel, etc.)
  • Certified Green Business
  • Cooperative/B-Corporation
  • Cottage Food Operation
  • Fair Trade Certified
  • Family Owned/Operated
  • Family/Hobby Farm
  • Locally Produced (Northern CA)
  • Minority Owned
  • SFMade Product
  • SFRAW Member Producer
  • Waste Reduction Program (Re-Use/Reduce/Re-Cycle)
  • Water Conservation/WaterSmart Certified
  • West Coast Producer (CA/WA/OR)

The Animals & Land

  • Animal Welfare Approved
  • Biodynamic Farming
  • Certified Organic
  • Closed Herd
  • Enhanced Outdoor Access
  • Enriched Environment
  • Global Animal Partnership Rating
  • Heritage Breeds
  • Holistic Management/Savory Practices
  • Humane Certified
  • Marine Conservation Society Rating
  • Naturally Reared (herbs/homeopathy)
  • Never Transported/Moved (Until Slaughter)
  • Organic/Chemical-Free (not certified)
  • Predator Friendly Certified
  • Rotational Grazing
  • Salatin/Polyface Practices
  • Seafood Watch Rating (favorable)
  • Vaccine-Free

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Silver Standard Essential Criteria

  • 100% USA Grown/Processed
  • Antibiotic-Free
  • Cage-Free (No Confinement)
  • Hormone-Free
  • Humanely-Handled/Raised with Care/Honor
  • Lovely People To Do Business With
  • Lower Carbon Footprint
  • Never Altered (beaks cut/tails removed)
  • No Crowding
  • Range-Free/Range-Grown
  • Transparency (Facility/Farm Tours, Provides Information Willingly)
  • USDA/State Certified/Licensed Facility

The Product Considered (By Category) 50% 

  • 100% California Grown & Processed
  • Air-Chilled Processing
  • Certified Hallal
  • Compostable Packaging
  • Dry-Aged (Beef/Lamb)
  • Farm Harvested/Processed
  • Freshest You Can Buy
  • Genuinely Artisanal
  • Gluten-Free
  • GMO-Free Certified
  • HACCP Program
  • Handmade
  • Nutrient Dense/Tradtional Methods
  • Plastic-Free Production/Harvest
  • Soy-Free

The Business and The People Over 50%

  • Alternative Energy Used (Solar/Biodiesel, etc.)
  • Certified Green Business
  • Cooperative/B-Corporation
  • Cottage Food Operation
  • Fair Trade Certified
  • Family Owned/Operated
  • Family/Hobby Farm
  • Locally Produced (Northern CA)
  • Minority Owned
  • SFMade Product
  • SFRAW Member Producer
  • Waste Reduction Program (Re-Use/Reduce/Re-Cycle)
  • Water Conservation/WaterSmart Certified
  • West Coast Producer (CA/WA/OR)

The Animals & Land Over 50%

  • Animal Welfare Approved
  • Biodynamic Farming
  • Certified Organic
  • Closed Herd
  • Enhanced Outdoor Access
  • Enriched Environment
  • Global Animal Partnership Rating
  • Heritage Breeds
  • Holistic Management/Savory Practices
  • Humane Certified
  • Marine Conservation Society Rating
  • Naturally Reared (herbs/homeopathy)
  • Never Transported/Moved (Until Slaughter)
  • Organic/Chemical-Free (not certified)
  • Predator Friendly Certified
  • Rotational Grazing
  • Salatin/Polyface Practices
  • Seafood Watch Rating (favorable)
  • Vaccine-Free

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Bronze Standard Essential Criteria

  • 100% USA Grown/Processed
  • Antibiotic-Free
  • Cage-Free (No Confinement)
  • Hormone-Free
  • Humanely-Handled/Raised with Care/Honor
  • Lovely People To Do Business With
  • Lower Carbon Footprint
  • Never Altered (beaks cut/tails removed)
  • No Crowding
  • Range-Free/Range-Grown
  • Transparency (Facility/Farm Tours, Provides Information Willingly)
  • USDA/State Certified/Licensed Facility

The Product Considered (By Category) 25% 

  • 100% California Grown & Processed
  • Air-Chilled Processing
  • Certified Hallal
  • Compostable Packaging
  • Dry-Aged (Beef/Lamb)
  • Farm Harvested/Processed
  • Freshest You Can Buy
  • Genuinely Artisanal
  • Gluten-Free
  • GMO-Free Certified
  • HACCP Program
  • Handmade
  • Nutrient Dense/Tradtional Methods
  • Plastic-Free Production/Harvest
  • Soy-Free

The Business and The People Over 25%

  • Alternative Energy Used (Solar/Biodiesel, etc.)
  • Certified Green Business
  • Cooperative/B-Corporation
  • Cottage Food Operation
  • Fair Trade Certified
  • Family Owned/Operated
  • Family/Hobby Farm
  • Locally Produced (Northern CA)
  • Minority Owned
  • SFMade Product
  • SFRAW Member Producer
  • Waste Reduction Program (Re-Use/Reduce/Re-Cycle)
  • Water Conservation/WaterSmart Certified
  • West Coast Producer (CA/WA/OR)

The Animals & Land Over 25%

  • Animal Welfare Approved
  • Biodynamic Farming
  • Certified Organic
  • Closed Herd
  • Enhanced Outdoor Access
  • Enriched Environment
  • Global Animal Partnership Rating
  • Heritage Breeds
  • Holistic Management/Savory Practices
  • Humane Certified
  • Marine Conservation Society Rating
  • Naturally Reared (herbs/homeopathy)
  • Never Transported/Moved (Until Slaughter)
  • Organic/Chemical-Free (not certified)
  • Predator Friendly Certified
  • Rotational Grazing
  • Salatin/Polyface Practices
  • Seafood Watch Rating (favorable)
  • Vaccine-Free