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Blue Ribbon Farmers
We’re on a mission to make our responsibly sourced ingredients the Blue Ribbon Standard for the industry, and we can’t do this without our farmers who monitor and work to improve their sustainability efforts in the following areas: land use, conservation, soil carbon, irrigation water use, water quality, energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. By supporting these earth-friendly initiatives, Best Foods® can continue to make great-tasting mayonnaise and preserve our lands for generations to come.
Read on to get to know 3 of our incredible Blue Ribbon Farm families that proudly supply Best Foods® with responsibly sourced soybean oil.
The Sutter family hails from Pleasantville, Iowa, and has been farming their land for generations. In fact, three generations of Sutters are all currently working together—talk about a family legacy! They take great care to ensure their crops are grown in a way that preserves the land, while learning to stay current with the changing times and technologies.
The Van Dykes
Glen and Coleen Van Dyke of Poweshiek County, Iowa, keep family and conservation as top priorities on their farm, and in life. Their 3 grown children are all involved, and their farm even received the 2015 state award for conservation.
The White family of Marshall County, Iowa, has been farming since 1876. (That’s nearly 140 years!) They are a true family business, and everyone has a hand in keeping it going—from their youngest to those in their 80s. They take care of each other, and take care of the planet by practicing sustainable farming. That way, they can continue to farm for another 140 years, and beyond.