Timberland and Lindt USA Join Forces on Community Supported Agriculture Program

Apr 29, 2016 10:00 AM ET
Press Release

April 29, 2016 /3BL Media/ - What do a leading global outdoor lifestyle brand and a premium chocolate company have in common? Their commitment to community. Timberland and premium chocolatier Lindt USA may seem like an unlikely pair, but the Stratham, New Hampshire neighbors have joined forces to provide their employees access to a Community Supporter Agriculture (CSA) program that will deliver all-natural pasture-raised, antibiotic- and hormone-free meat to their headquarters.

The six month CSA program is managed by Hurd Farm in nearby Hampton, New Hampshire. The farm, operated by Steve and Sheryl Hurd, is dedicated to raising the best locally grown meats available, and in 2005 the Hurds permanently preserved the farm by placing a conservation easement on the property. By using a rotational grazing and free-range program, Hurd’s cows and poultry have access to a fresh, green pasture every day during the grazing season. In the winter months cows are fed the farm’s own hay harvested from its fields, and Hurd’s beef is now 100 percent grass fed. Products available with the CSA membership include ground beef, steaks, ribs, roasts, pork chops, bacon, sausage, a whole chicken and a 14-18 pound Thanksgiving turkey!

By purchasing a "share" of the farm, participating employees at Timberland and Lindt are helping to ensure the farm continues to serve the community with outstanding quality foods. In return, the companies get to enjoy the all-natural and high quality meat from Hurd Farm. To date, 24 employees from Timberland and 9 employees from Lindt have signed up for the CSA program, which will start in June and conclude in November.

 “We’re always looking for new ways to give back to our local community, and this program is a great way to support our neighbors at Hurd Farm and provide employees with access to quality organic foods,” said Gina Cappucci, HR business partner at Timberland. “This also comes at the perfect time, as we will begin planting our Timberland Victory Garden next month. Employees will be able to complement the organic meat provided by Hurd Farm with the fresh produce we plant right here at our headquarters.” 

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About Lindt & Sprüngli

With 170 years of history and Swiss tradition, Lindt & Sprüngli is a global leader in the premium chocolate category, offering high quality products in more than 120 countries. Lindt & Sprüngli operates 12 production facilities in Europe and the United States and employs more than 12,000 worldwide. Lindt USA operates more than 50 retail stores in the U.S. and maintains wide distribution through extensive retail and wholesale channels. For more information on Lindt, visit www.lindt.com.   

About Timberland

Timberland is a global leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of premium footwear, apparel and accessories for the outdoor lifestyle. Best known for its original yellow boot introduced in 1973, Timberland today outfits consumers from toe-to-head, with versatile collections that reflect the brand’s rich heritage of craftsmanship, function and style. Timberland markets lifestyle products under the Timberland® and Timberland Boot Company® brands, and industrial footwear and workwear under the Timberland PRO® brand. Its products are sold throughout the world in leading department and specialty stores as well as company-owned retail locations and online. Timberland’s dedication to making quality products is matched by an unwavering commitment to environmental and social responsibility – to make things better for its products, the outdoors, and communities around the globe. To learn more about Timberland, a brand of VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC), please visit timberland.com or follow us along the modern trail @timberland.