The Savory Institute in Boulder, Colorado, has a longstanding relationship with husband-and-wife duo Katie Forrest and Taylor Collins, founders of Epic Provisions and now advisors and suppliers to Force of Nature Meats. The latter company offers healthy, regenerative, grass-fed, meat-based snacks.
Collins and Forrest sold Epic in 2016, and while they continue to remain involved with the company, they spend much of their days at Roam Ranch, their regenerative bison ranch in Fredericksburg, Texas. Robby Sansom, former Epic Provisions CFO and COO, now serves as CEO of Force of Nature Meats. After a stint in the Austin startup scene, he joined Epic as one of the first employees.
Force of Nature Meats is formally joining Savory as a Frontier Founder of the Land to Market program. Frontier Founders are working to overhaul their supply chains to source verified regenerative product.
When Epic first reached out to Savory years ago, they said, “We know we can provide healthy grass-fed meat from animals raised with care. What we don’t know is that it’s improving the environment, reversing climate change, and if so, by how much. We want to be able to quantify land health improvement and take that message to consumers.”
This was an avenue Savory already had been exploring. Epic became Savory’s earliest financial supporters for developing the Ecological Outcome Verification (EOV) protocol and the Land to Market program.
Now that Land to Market is up and running, with brands big and small from food to fashion, Collins and Forrest are on the other side of the supply chain. They’re the ones stewarding the land regeneration at Roam while their former colleague is in the CEO seat, bringing products from their ranch and other verified regenerative sources to market.
Products from Force of Nature are available now. The company is launching its first run of verified regenerative products with protein originating from White Oak Pastures, a Savory Hub in southwest Georgia. Its meats can be purchased through Force of Nature’s online store and at select locations in the Southeast U.S.