At Sunbasket, they are committed to sourcing the most responsibly-raised meat, poultry and seafood possible. They work closely with their ranchers, farmers, fishermen and other suppliers to maintain these high standards. We also seek ways to improve the welfare of animals raised throughout our supply chain.
As of today:
99% of the eggs delivered are organic (we aim for 100%) and they all come from chickens that are given the ability to roam freely in open environments. We strive to use only eggs from pasture-raised hens, but may use free-range when pasture-raised eggs are unavailable.
100% of Sunbasket seafood is sustainably raised or wild-caught. We only use seafood that is recommended as Best Choice or Good Alternative by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch® program, and our fishermen use low-impact fishing methods such as line fishing. In addition, all our fisheries are certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), a leading authority in sustainable seafood.
100% of the chicken comes from family farms in the United States that observe high standards of animal welfare. All chickens are given the ability to roam freely, with no broiler cages, and are fed a 100% vegetarian diet. Our chickens are never given antibiotics and are never administered growth promotants, hormones, or steroids. Compliance is demonstrated via third party audit.
100% of Sunbasket turkey is raised on family farms in climate-controlled barns where they have access to fresh, clean water 24 hours a day and are raised on a vegetarian diet that consists of grains and non-GMO vitamins and minerals. They are never caged, never given antibiotics, and are allowed to roam freely throughout the barn with access to the outside.
100% of Sunbasket’s pork comes from ethically-run family farms that care deeply about the welfare of their animals and raise them in a safe, nurturing environment. The pigs are fed a vegetarian diet and housed in open, group environments, without the use of gestation crates. Sunbasket’s pork is always antibiotic-free and, as required by federal regulation, hormone-free.
100% of Sunbasket beef is humanely raised in pastures to maintain the quality of the end product by reducing stress and strain on the animal throughout the life cycle. Animals are given unlimited access to the outdoors, and not in confined areas nor over-crowded in feedlots. Our organic beef comes from cattle that are exclusively grass-fed and our non-organic beef comes from cattle that are grass-fed and grain-finished. 100% of Sunbasket beef is antibiotic-free.
100% of Sunbasket lamb is pasture-raised and antibiotic free.
By 2024, Sunbasket is working towards the following goals:
For 100% of their chicken to be certified by Global Animal Partnership (GAP) and be processed in a manner that avoids live-dumping or live-shackling, and instead utilizes a pre-shackle, multi-step controlled-atmosphere processing system that’s widely hailed as more humane.
For 100% of their beef and pork to be supplied from sources that meet GAP Step 1, certified humane or other known industry standards for “humane.”