Happy Valley Meat Company

Small Farm Beef and Lamb

Brooklyn, New York

United States

happyvalleymeat.com

About Happy Valley Meat Company

Happy Valley Meat Company works with responsibly-operated small family farms, buying pasture-raised whole animals and breaking them into cuts, allowing convenient responsible sourcing for chefs. They create better markets for farmers, bolstering the economy of traditional agricultural communities.

Contrary to commodity farming, their partner farmers set the price they need to make a living before they sell. In this way, the farmer is ensured a more stable income, avoiding the big packers who only tell them how much their time and energy is worth after the animal is sold.

To make life easier for chefs, HVMC mimics the system restaurants are used to (anonymous boxed meat). However, every piece of meat has the name of the farmer so nothing is anonymous. HVMC's partner chefs get the convenience of big packers but the values and traceability of small farms.

Happy Valley Meat Company believes that a better more sustainable food system is not only possible but its time is now.

We became a B Corp to meet like minded leaders who also believe change comes through community support and responsibility. Through community, we can hold each other up and actually effect change.

The Change We Seek®

Happy Valley Meat Company believes that our food system has degraded to such a point that it is making the very people it aims to serve sick. As it stands, commodity meat is bad for farmers, harmful for consumers and torture for animals. This is morally and practically untenable.

HVMC aims to support farmers through fair wages and stable futures. They aim to give voice to the unspoken and protect our domesticated animals. HVMC aims to stand up and deliver wholesome delicious animal products that will disrupt the harmful system the US food network has become.

To change the food system, HVMC creates local hubs across the US, giving more small farms access to interested and specialty markets. HVMC believes that we are at the beginning of massive and necessary change for food and food distribution and they invite you to join the charge.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

July 2015
Summary:

Company Score

Median Score*

Environment

Environment

The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.

8
7
Workers

Workers

The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.

N/A
18
Customers

Customers

The Customers section of the Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers. The section focuses on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit, and if those products/services are targeted towards serving underserved populations. Questions in this section will measure whether a company's product or service is designed to solve a social or environmental issue (e.g. improves health, preserves environment or creates economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promotes the arts/sciences, or increases the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises).

N/A
N/A
Community

Community

The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.

58
17
Governance

Governance

The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

18
6
Overall B Score
84
55

80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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