Sustainability is intrinsic to our mission, driven by our commitment to environmental stewardship and community well-being. Our approach encompasses a variety of agricultural and business practices that prioritize emission reduction, waste minimization and cost-effectiveness all while nurturing health and well-being.
Sustainable Farming Practices
1. Cover Cropping: Planting cover crops, like legumes or grasses, during fallow periods helps to improve soil health, increase organic matter and capture carbon.
2. Conservation Agriculture: This approach includes minimal tillage or no-till farming, maintaining permanent soil cover, and crop rotation, which all help to reduce soil erosion, retain moisture and build up carbon in the soil.
3. Agroforestry: Integrating trees with farming systems, such as leaving trees on the edges of fields or establishing windbreaks, can improve carbon sequestration and biodiversity.
4. Rotational Grazing: Rotating livestock through different pasture areas allows for better management of grazing pressure and helps to fertilize the soil.
5. Water Conservation: By collecting rainwater runoff from the barn's metal roof and storing it in an underground storage tank, it not only conserves water but is a highly efficient water and nutrient delivery system through drip irrigation.
Sustainable Business Practices:
1. Energy Efficiency: Using energy-efficient technologies and practices like LED lighting and high quality insulation to reduce energy consumption.
2. Recyclable Packaging: Opting for eco-friendly packaging materials such as recyclable or reusable glass vessels and recyclable, compostable or biodegradable pouches.
3. Refillable Product Options: Introducing refill programs such as our return your packaging for a refill and receive a 20% discount, reducing waste and promoting a circular economy.
4. Waste Reduction: Implementing composting programs for organic waste to cut landfill use and greenhouse gas emissions. Re-using shipping materials whenever feasible to conserve resources.
5. Supply Chain: Choosing ethical suppliers that are as close to home as possible.
6. Workplace Engagement: Offering flexible work options and wellness programs to enhance well-being.
7. Transparency: Pursuing certifications that demonstrate our commitment to sustainability.