Phoenix-based Sprouts Farmers Market has partnered with Ancient Nutrition’s R.A.N.C.H. Project.
The R.A.N.C.H. (Regenerative, Agriculture, Nutrition, Climate and Health) Project operates regenerative organic certified farms in Tennessee and Missouri that use a holistic approach to grazing and livestock management. The goal is to rebuild top soil, increase carbon capture and grow food sustainably.
As a specialty retailer providing fresh produce and natural and organic products to promote the well-being of our customers, sustainability is in Sprouts’ DNA. Sprouts is contributing food waste diverted from its stores for composting as well as feeding more than 3,000 cows, water buffalo, chickens and ducks on Ancient Nutrition’s farms.
Through this partnership, Sprouts and Ancient Nutrition are not only contributing to a circular economy, but are also working to regenerate the quality and nutrient value of depleted topsoil. As of May 2022, Sprouts has diverted more than 362,000 pounds of food waste to Ancient Nutrition farms.
”We’re excited to partner with Ancient Nutrition as we recognize the possibilities of regenerative organic farming and the variety of sustainable benefits it will bring to our planet,” said Nick Konat, president and chief operating officer of Sprouts.
“Together, we can further the movement in regenerative agriculture, working diligently to create a lasting impact on our future, both environmentally and economically.”
“We believe at Ancient Nutrition, in partnership with Sprouts, we can heal the planet, feed the world and transform health – one bite, one capsule and one millimeter of topsoil at a time,” said Jordan Rubin, founder and CEO.
“We’re proud to be leading change within the regenerative organic agriculture farming world and look forward to all the exciting transformations to come.”
True to its farm-stand heritage, Sprouts offers a unique grocery experience featuring an open layout with fresh produce at the heart of the store. Headquartered in Phoenix, and one of the largest specialty retailers of fresh, natural and organic food in the U.S., Sprouts has about 31,000 employees and operates more than 380 stores in 23 states nationwide.
To learn more about the two companies, visit about.sprouts.com or ancientnutrition.com.