We are committed to protecting the land where we farm and the people that work with us to ensure we provide for the next generations that will continue to farm here. It is our job to feed the planet and do it sustainably, and we recognize food waste is an area we can have a positive impact on today and into the future. Therefore, we harvest all the ripe fruit off our plants so any strawberries not going into the fresh clamshell are still used for the processed market. This approach we use on all our farms reduces food waste, and keeps the fields clean, reducing pest and disease pressure on farm. Read more about how we are preserving our precious resources.
Pests present a daily challenge in our fields and our best defense every day are living allies called persimilis, predator mites to help combat harmful pests. These helpful predators are released into our fields serving as biological controls to mites that can damage our plants and ultimately, the fruit before we even get the chance to harvest.
With drone technology the persimilis can be released in a uniform way quickly and efficiently which improves performance throughout the field while reducing labor.