Ingredients Sourcing & Purchasing Practices
Using our ingredients and the power of our purchasing decisions to support positive change not only makes sense – it makes our ice cream taste sensational!
When you think about it, Ben & Jerry’s wouldn’t be Ben & Jerry’s if it weren’t for the family farms supplying the high quality dairy ingredients we depend on. Caring Dairy™ is a unique program that's helping farmers move toward more sustainable practices on the farm.
Cage Free Eggs
The eggs we buy for Ben & Jerry’s ice cream in the United States come from hens on Certified Humane cage-free farms. Certified Humane cage-free standards ensure that laying hens have wholesome, nutritious food, access to clean water, and adequate space to engage in normal behaviors, among other criteria crafted by veterinary professionals.
If you’ve ever had our Half-Baked™ or Chocolate Fudge Brownie ice cream flavors, then you’ve already had a taste of the greatness that comes from Greyston Bakery. Greyston Bakery is as committed to providing jobs and job training for individuals who face barriers to employment.
"Fair trade is about making sure people get their fair share of the pie. The whole concept of fair trade goes to the heart of our values and the sense of right and wrong. Nobody wants to buy something that was made by exploiting somebody else.” Jerry Greenfield, Ben & Jerry's Co-founder
Ben & Jerry’s is proud to stand with the growing consumer movement for transparency and the right to know what’s in our food supply by supporting mandatory GMO labeling legislation.
About this location:
Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shops
Back in 1978 when Ben and Jerry first dished out ice cream in their downtown Burlington, VT scoop shop, it was a place where friends hung out and good vibes flowed over euphoric flavors chock full of chunks & swirls. Today, our locally owned and operated scoop shops are still gathering places in communities around the world where you can enjoy your favorite flavors, still chock full of chunks & swirls!