Vanguard Renewables Announces Massachusetts-based 88 Acres Joins the Farm Powered Sustainability Heroes Program
July 12, 2023
88 Acres is a Massachusetts-based nut-free bar and seed butter purveyor
Vanguard Renewables is proud to announce that 88 Acres, located in Canton, MA, is the latest New England food and beverage manufacturer to join the Farm Powered Sustainability Heroes Program (FPSH). The program brings New England-based companies together to collaborate on eliminating food waste from landfills by recycling it into renewable energy on regional dairy farms via Farm Powered® anaerobic digestion. 88 Acres joins New England Natural Bakers, Fancypants Baking Co., Sloop Brewing Co., and CFE Seafoods in a shared mission to redirect food waste, fight climate change, and help to support dairy farmers across the region.
88 Acres was launched by Nicole Ledoux and her husband Rob Dalton in 2015. After meeting on Match.com, and on their fourth date, Rob had an allergic reaction that sent him to the hospital and pushed Nicole into the kitchen to help ensure that they didn’t spend another date in the same fashion. Today, their team of nearly 100 local employees makes delicious food that everyone can enjoy, with or without a food allergy. 88 Acres began as a love story between two people and has grown to encompass a passionate community brought together by the power of great food.
88 Acres is a manufacturer of allergen-friendly healthy snacks & pantry staples and is distributed nationwide across partners such as Whole Foods, Sprouts, Wegmans, and Market Basket. The company thoughtfully crafts their bars, butters, and Seed’nola (granola clusters) with whole seeds and simple ingredients – just like you would at home.
The FPSH program, launched in 2022, is a regional chapter of the Farm Powered Strategic Alliance (FPSA). Regional and single-location food and beverage manufacturers throughout New England who are eligible to become members. It is a pre-competitive collaboration to share best practices to improve the impact we have on the environment during food and beverage production. The FPSA was launched in 2020 with Vanguard Renewables, Dairy Farmers of America, Starbucks, and Unilever as founding partners. It has now grown to include more than 15 large food and beverage manufacturers.
Vanguard Renewables is dedicated to ensuring that all businesses in the food and beverage industry, regardless of size, can be a part of the Farm Powered movement to mitigate climate change.
About 88 Acres
88 Acres crafts nutritious seed-based foods made with simple ingredients that everybody can enjoy. All 88 Acres foods are free of peanuts, tree nuts, gluten, dairy, eggs, soy, and sesame. To learn more about 88 Acres, or to buy products online, visit www.88acres.com. For recipe ideas and product updates, visit their blog and follow them on social media @88acres.