Sourcing & Sustainability
At Riega Foods we believe that real food begins at the source, and more specifically, with the relationships we grow. Close working relationships with our farmers and processors is integral to providing consistent, clean and high-quality products. Most important, it’s how we foster greater farmer and supplier equity from seed to shelf.
Colonization has had a lasting impact within supply chains. The exploitation of farmers and their goods leads to major livelihood and economic disparities between small agrarian communities and the rest of the supply chain. This can create incentives to cut corners and degrade product quality for everyone.
Riega Foods strives to build a resilient and sustainable supply chain by partnering with our farmers and processors to share value throughout the supply chain, and in turn, strengthen local economies and provide opportunities for farmers who care as much as we do. Our farmers are the most important part of providing the highest quality and best flavor possible. At Riega Foods, we’ve met them on their farms, shared meals with their families, and listened to their challenges and opportunities. We are proud to be a part of their story and to share their passion to put high quality food on your table.
At Riega Foods, we are always looking for new ways to improve sustainability, whether that is using less energy, reducing greenhouse gas emissions or using smaller packaging to eliminate waste, we are constantly working to be better. Our mission is to leave the world better than we found it.
Our current sustainability initiatives include:
- Drip irrigation systems
- Community-based farming
- Improving soil health
- Recycling and using less material
- Implementing paperless production documentation process