Niman Ranch Beef is a meat supplier of many chain restaurants around the country, based in San Francisco, California. Niman Ranch gets its meat exclusively from small, family-owned farms and ranches. Niman Ranch prefers these small operations because large-scale meat processing plants would not be able to be both cost-efficient and environmentally responsible. The company is devoted to environmental and economic sustainability, as it shows with its partnerships with only farms and ranches that pass rigorous inspections and live up to its high standards.
Niman Ranch Beef deals with family-owned businesses according to their clear definition of “family farming”. To them, a family-owned farm is owned and operated by a single family that relies on the farm for their primary sources of income. They only buy from family-owned farms because they feel that family-owned farms have a greater stake in their land and the food they produce. All farms and ranches that become incorporated with Niman Ranch Beef truly want to supply Niman Ranch. The company puts all farms wanting to join through a rigorous series of inspections and signed affidavits designed to ensure that all products Niman Ranch uses have been responsibly raised and are safe and healthy for their customers.
Niman Ranch Beef believes in environmental stewardship that is new to the meat industry. Many environmentally conscious chain restaurants and food manufacturers have given their loyalty to Niman Ranch because of their mission to remake the meat production market into a sustainable economic and environmental cycle that can last forever.