- the idea that goods and services should be produced in ways that do not use resources that cannot be replaced and that do not damage the environment. -Cambridge Dictionary
Sustainability means everything to us. As a 4th generation grower, we know the importance of leaving something for the generations that follow you. Mother nature provides as much as it can to us as a civilization. but like anything else, if you deplete it's natural resources to the point that they're gone, there's a chance they will not be able to renew on their own.
We meticulously maintain our orchards; constantly replanting to update our varieties, and replenishing older trees with new. We are extremely environmentally and health conscious, always keeping abreast of new developments regarding food safety. We use organic practices and integrated pest management to reduce our carbon footprint and ensure your safety.
In an effort to try to be as sustainable as possible, we utilize many different strategies on our farms. We have multiple bee hives on our farms to increase the natural bee population, not only of our own orchards as well as the wild flowers and plants around us.
Ponds strategically placed throughout our orchards provide benefit on multiple levels. While our main use for them is to provide water for irrigation, they also contribute to the biodiversity of the orchard. Fish, insects, and algae create their own additional complete ecosystem.
New Plantings and crop rotations are integral to the renew-ability of the orchard. There is a major benefit in both when trying to conserve the natural resources and minerals within the soil, water table, native foliage and wildlife.