Family Tree prides itself on having relationships with the industry’s premier grower/shippers and can assure its customers a level of food safety unmatched by others. These premier grower/shippers support sustainable farming practices and environmental management. Here are some of the areas:
Upgrading of vehicles and equipment to increase efficiency with the reduction of fuel, power usage, maintenance, etc.
Helps prevent soil disease and erosion while naturally replenishing nutrients in the soil, along with harvesting that does not exceed the rate of regeneration of crops.
Hand Trimming and Thinning:
Removes weeds by hand as an alternative to using chemical herbicides.
Control harmful insect populations without the use of chemical pesticides.
Recycling & Resource Replenishment:
Using recycled, recyclable and reusable materials for produce packaging and shipping; elimination or reduction of wax or petro-chemical coatings in packaging; and sourcing packaging from Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) certified suppliers.
Maintain rich, healthy soil and balanced pH through mineral replacement and composting.
Precision Agriculture, through GPS guidance systems to precisely map fields that will maximize utilization of land and minimize the use of water and chemicals.
Maximizes efficiency of water usage and reduces water waste and runoff.