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Follow along to learn about healthy lifestyle tips and tricks, alongside delicious veggie-filled recipes, and educational greenhouse-grow facts. We’re here to inspire and help you get the most out of your Red Sun Farms purchase.
Earth Day 2023
At Red Sun Farms, we’re committed to providing fresh and nutritious veggies all year long. We do this while minimizing waste both at the farm and in our packaging. We are proud of our environmental initiatives and would like to share some ways in which we do our part to help preserve the environment.
Did you know that greenhouse-grown veggies use significantly less water than traditional growing methods? Thanks to modern technology, 75%-85% of that water is rainwater that has been gathered from the roofs of our greenhouses. Water that is not used by the plant is sterilized, reconditioned, and recycled back into the greenhouse. This is huge when you consider that each plant consumes 1L - 2L of water per day, and up to 3L of water in the heat of the summer. Water conservation is an important aspect of modern greenhouse growing that we take great pride in!
We have converted our labels to a washable structure, which means that the label separates in the recycle stream, preventing cross contamination of the material.
One of our biggest success stories was the launch of our recyclable and compostable fiber packaging for Organic Grape tomatoes. We work closely with our packaging suppliers to develop new, sustainable options. In fact, we collaborated with one of our suppliers to create a fiber-based pint package to reduce plastic use by over 90%. Consumers love it!
Reducing Food Waste
Most people don’t realize just how much food is wasted – from uneaten leftovers to spoiled produce, this issue has become a consideration on our plant. To minimize our impact, our plants are constantly pruned which prevents wasted resources in growing fruit that does not meet our standard. It also avoids unsalable fruit at the point of harvest.
We love to promote and encourage healthy eating through new recipes and blog tips. One simple way you can make a HUGE difference at home is to eat everything on your plate, especially the veggies! We all have a role to play in reducing our carbon footprint.
If you would like to read more about Food Waste in America, the USD has some great information available here: https://www.usda.gov/foodwaste/faqs
What are some of the ways in which you act sustainably at home? Do you have a backyard compost? Have you found a creative way to recycle an old t-shirt? Share your pictures and story! Email us at email@example.com or use the hashtag: #RSFEarthDay2021 on Facebook and Instagram.
Happy Earth Day!