The new partnership, announced at the start of the harvest season, will see Torie & Howard and parent company American Licorice Co partnering with Rodale Institute and Flanner House, two organisations both seeking to empower future young farmers in their own unique ways.
Since its founding, Torie & Howard has developed its products with the belief in mind that food tastes better when organically grown with responsible principles. The 1% For the Planet network serves to fund non-profit organisations that are working to preserve our shared environment.
Torie & Howard co-founder Torie Burke said: “We’re really [about] inspiring wellbeing and improving people’s diets by providing a better-for-you candy, “treating the world a little bit better, and inspiring people to continue with organic farming and improving our planet.”
Leveraging Rodale Institute’s leading work in regenerative farming, and decades of powerful work in food justice led by Flanner House, the partnership hopes to provide more access and opportunity in regenerative farming for young people of colour.
The Flanner Farms and Torie & Howard teams’ recently visited the main farm campus at Rodale Institute for two jam-packed days of learning, collaboration, and connection.