“Our customers have their own stories to tell and share what they’re passionate about, whether that’s regenerative agriculture, sustainability, certified transitional production or connecting with the growers producing the ingredients that go into their finished products,” noted Jay Johnson, HFI chief operating officer.
HFI supports the sustainable agriculture movement by partnering with a multi-national customer on a project in which HFI is the first North American commercial processor of the perennial grain, Kernza. “This partnership has allowed our customer to tell the story of Kernza and its regenerative properties including a reduced carbon footprint,” said Johnson.
Another one of HFI’s customers, an up-and-coming organic and all-natural food manufacturer, was introduced to the farming family who grows organic black beans used in the manufacturer’s finished products. Johnson noted, “this manufacturer wanted to share their connection to the grower with their consumers and we were excited to be able to foster that relationship.”
HFI was the first ingredient supplier and processor to become certified transitional in support of its well-known customer, a maker of whole grain cereals and other plant-based foods, who is passionate about promoting and increasing the number of certified organic acres with domestic growers.
“Partnering with our customers in this way really brings to life our mission of connecting farmers to the foods that nourish and sustain our lives. Indeed, we are making healthier happen,” commented Johnson.