Case Studies

Through the completion of 5Ps of Sustainability™ Verified Case Studies and reporting, the Greener Fields Together national farm partners reveals the efforts being made toward more sustainable operations.

Sunkist: From Grove to Glass and Beyond: Using the Whole Fruit

As part of a commitment to reduce waste, Sunkist has focused its efforts on identifying, expanding, or creating markets to utilize citrus fruit that does not meet quality standards for fresh sale.
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NewStar Fresh Foods: Mexicali Water Management

NewStar growers are cognizant that water is a precious resource. The utilization of drip irrigation on crops in the Mexi-Cali growing region has helped growers make the most of this prized resource.
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Naturipe: Integrated Pest Management of California Strawberries

For the perfect crop a farmer must ensure that the sun’s shining, water is plentiful, and the bugs don’t bite. To ensure that pesky pest’s don’t damage the berries, Naturipe growers use Integrated Pest Management practices.
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Energy and Climate at Taylor Farms’ Abbott Street Plant

Tackling energy use in their processing facility was no easy task but as a company dedicated to responsible resource use Taylor made facility upgrades to improve its environmental performance.
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Grimmway: Energy and Climate for California Farming Operations

An energy efficiency program focused on such things as EPA SmartWay trailers and fuel efficient truck fleets means this carrot company has lower carbon emissions and is working toward a smaller environmental footprint.
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Energy – Prosser Organic Facility

Energy upgrades at their organic apple and cherry processing facility allowed Rainier to recognize a significant savings and further their commitment to good stewardship and sustainability.
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D’Arrigo Bros. Co., of California: Energy and Climate at Salinas Facility

Relocation and consolidation of its cooler facility allowed D’Arrigo to be both a better steward of the environment by improving energy use and a better member of the community by limiting truck traffic.
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Mission Produce: Water Management in San Luis Obispo, CA

Through the implementation of a fully automated water and nutrient management system, Mission Produce is able to act as a sustainability model for its many grower partners.
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Grimmway: Waste Management at the Cal-Organic Facility in Lamont, CA

The Grimm brothers began nurturing their family business in 1968 in the fertile soil of the southern San Joaquin Valley in Central California. Cal-Organic started with just a quarter acre of organic lettuce back in 1983 under Danny Duncan’s leadership, with Grimmway Farms acquiring the business in 2001. Grimmway’s commitment to organics is recognized throughout the 60 different vegetable items grown on over 32,000 certified organic acres throughout California.
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Rainier Fruit Company: Employee Wellness in Selah, WA

Keeping to its Vision Statement and Good Stewardship Program, Rainier dedicates itself to helping create a healthy and enjoyable workplace through a variety of employee wellness programs at its Selah, WA facility.
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Water Management of California Blueberry Operations

Naturipe has committed to continual improvement in water management at its blueberry operations in California's San Joaquin Valley. As a result they have been able to reduce water costs, increase yields, and grow a higher quality product.
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Sunkist: Carton Manufacturing

Utilizing Sustainable Forestry Initiative certified materials and recycled content corrugated cardboard, Sunkist is able to ensure that their sweet (& sour) citrus is delivered sustainably.
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