FARMS/PURVEYORS

Farms and Purveyors

Any certified organic farm will not be using any GMOs. This gets a little more unclear around meat, eggs and dariy.  "All natural meats/ dairy/ eggs all eat GMOs" Grass fed meat can still be fed GMO grains.  You need to make sure that the beef or lamb is certified organic or 100% pasture raised and grass finished.  Some grass fed beef is grain finished the last few months and if it is not certified organic, then it is most likely going to be GMO feed. Free range cage free natural eggs are always fed GMO grain.  If you can, always try to get certified organic and pasture eggs, if organic and pasture is not available, then organic is your next best option. All pasture chickens also need to be supplemented with feed, so make sure your chicken is pasture and certified organic.  If you can't get pasture and organic, then organic is your next best option.  All natural chicken even if pasture or Jidori chicken is fed GMO grain. 

Summary What to Look for: 

Beef & Lamb - certified organic or 100% pasture raised and grass finished

Chicken - Must be certified organic to not be GMO, and pasture and organic is ideal. 

Eggs - Must be certified organic to not be GMO. Pasture and Organic is ideal. 

These Farms are not using GMO feed. 

Mindful Meats - This is our #1 reccomended source for beef.  This company is certified organic and non GMO verified and the animals are pasture raised as well, it simply doesn't get any better than this. 

Belcampo - This place has their own ranch where they raise all their own animals for meat. This is the best organic non gmo humanly raised meat you can get. They raise all the beef, pork, chicken, fowl all on property near Mt. Shasta and all of it is certified organic. They also created their own processing plant that is done in Temple Grandin's method to make it the most humane process possible.

Stemple Creek - 100% pasture raised and grass finished lamb in West Marin

BN Ranch - 100% pasture raised and grass finished in Bolinas

Sun Fed Organic Beef - 100% pasture raised and grass finished organic beef in CA

Marin Sun Farms - 100% pasture raised beef, lamb, and goat.  Chickens DO eat GMO feed. 

Prather Ranch - Grass Fed Beef, grain finished but not with GMO grain. Their pigs used to be GMO fed, but was recently told at the farmers market that most of the pork is now GMO free.  Need to confirm. 

Barrett Farms/ Clucky-Plucky - CCOF certified organic and pasture raised chickens, turkey, pheasant, and guinea fowl. 

Mary’s Organic Chicken - Mary’s has certified organic chicken that is fed non gmo organic feed, but they also have “natural” chicken that is fed GMOs.  Make sure you get the organic one if you want to avoid GMOs. 

Straus Creamery - Certified Organic butter, yogurt, milk. Strauss is certified by the Non GMO project and are very committed to the cause and test all their products for GMOs.  Love this company! 

Clover Stornetta - Milk, dairy, butter, yogurt, cheese - they have an organic line but they also have an "all natural" line where the animals are fed GMOs. Be sure to use the organic line to avoid GMOs. 

Rumiano Cheese - This company has an organic, grass fed and Non GMO certified cheese line. They are the first cheese company company in the world to be Non GMO certified. 

Redhill Farms - Pastured organic chicken eggs, and pasture lamb in West Marin

Heidi’s Hens- Certified Organic Turkey.  Heidi's Hens brand is owned by Diestel which is not organic and does use GMO feed.  Make sure you get Heidi's Hens turkey, not the Diestel brand to avoid GMOs.

Tara Firma Farms Petaluma- Amazing CSA in Petaluma that follows Joel Salatin farming methods. All 100% grass fed beef and pasture chickens and pork that eat only organic feed. They also do great farm tours on the weekend. This is more for consumers than restaurants though. 

Estancia Beef - Not local, but is 100% pasture raised and grass fed and finished. 

Modesto Distributors - You can get organic chicken and organic free range chicken here for restaurants. 

Pacific Pastures - 100% pasture raised and grass fed and finished in Norhern California

Paso Prime Beef - 100% pasture raised and grass fed and finished in California

Rain Crow Ranch - 100% grass fed meat from Missouri 

Panorama Grass Fed Certified Organic Meats - Organic and grass fed meats in CA. 

Yes, These farms below are using GMO feed

Mary’s Organic Chicken - Mary’s has certified organic chicken that is fed non gmo organic feed, but they also have “natural” chicken that is fed GMOs.  Make sure you get the organic one if you want to avoid GMOs. 

Niman Ranch - Uses GMO feed. 

Marin Sun Farms - Their chickens eat GMO feed, the rest of the animals are all pasture/ grass fed and do not. 

Diestel Turkey - They do use GMO feed. 

Prather Ranch - Beef is GMO free, but the Pork was eating GMO feed, but was recently told they changed to non GMO feed, waiting to confirm. 

Clover Stornetta - Milk, dairy, butter, yogurt, cheese - they have an organic line but they also have an "all natural" line where the animals are fed GMOs. Be sure to use the organic line to avoid GMOs. 

Meyer Natural Angus - Uses commercial non organic feed. 

Other

Gluten free Non GMO mostly organic bread - Happy Campers Gluten Free Bread  - I have been on the search for years for a really great organic and non gmo bread, and finally found one I totally love.  My favorite is the party hearty version, but have tried a number of them and they are all fantastic.  They are are so delicous toasted and make great sandwich bread, (and they have amazing buns too) and they do sell to restaurants as well. All their breads are 100% GMO free and most ingredients are certified organic. 

Other - Meal Services

Three stone hearth is a wonderful meal service that follows the Weston Price Foundation food principles.  They use almost all organic and pasture raised meats. The only exceptions to this that I am aware of is they use Marin Sun Farm and Soulfood chickens which do eat GMO commercial feed. Some of their pork may also eat GMOs as well.  Stick with the beef products if you want to avoid GMOs. 

Easy Peasy Paleo - The owner is very knowledgable about food and doesn't use any GMO ingredients or GMO fed meat.