their final few months of "finishing"
Antibiotic-free - animal raised without antibiotics. Does not refer to antibiotic residue-free meats, which is already
a USDA requirement
GMO - genetically modified organism
Hormone-free - excludes poultry and pork which the USDA already requires to be raised without hormones
Local - grown or raised in CO or WY
Locally-procured - purchased from CO or WY whereby some value-added operation (excluding distribution/
grocers) is performed. Raw ingredients may or may not be from CO or WY
Organic - USDA-certified organic
Organically-produced - made using organic standards, but not USDA-certified
Organically-grown - grown using organic standards, but not USDA-certified
Pasture-raised - animals spend most of their time living on a pasture & may have access to shelter
Semi-organic - may include some or all of: raised without antibiotics, hormones, or synthetic pesticides,, non-
GMO (where GMO is more prevalent). This is not a USDA-certification.
Wild - undomesticated food
Local non-organic beer, as it is commonly available
Eateries having an insignificant offering (condiments only, for example)
AniMeat that may have come from a Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO)
Fish, except local wild-caught
Grocers, meat processors, distributors as a local source unless source is local, organic, pasture-raised, etc.
Foods meeting USDA minimum requirements (e.g., Hormone-free poultry, pork, bison. Antibiotic-free bison)
Caterers, unless their sustainable offering is consistent