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Environmental Soundness

WATER USE; At Cabbage Inc we,

  • Strive to use water resources responsibly and efficiently by reducing overall usage and protecting groundwater
  • Continually look for new production practices that use less water and we use Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) on all our farms
  • Have water management programs tailored to each individual farming region to ensure the safest and most efficient use of water
  • We use biodegradable cleaning products, natural barriers and cover crops to protect water bodies and canals

CARBON FOOTPRINT; At Cabbage Inc we,

  • Are committed to reducing our carbon footprint and reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
  • Have lower food miles because of our distributed production throughout the eastern United States thus reducing GHG emissions
  • Know that crop protection compounds and fertilizers are the largest source of GHG emissions in agriculture. We are continually looking to reduce and more efficiently use these inputs
  • Know that Chlorofluorocarbons (CFC) used for refrigeration are major sources of GHG’s. So whenever possible we use anhydrous ammonia cooling systems that significantly reduce our carbon footprint
  • Have a “Reuse or Recycle” policy whenever possible and use returnable Chep Pallets and Returnable Plastic Containers (RPC) whenever possible

SOIL CONSERVATION; At Cabbage Inc we,

  • Work to maintain healthy soil ecosystems by preventing soil erosion and reducing soil nutrient depletion
  • We develop soil management plans using fertility analysis and soil class evaluation to reduce chemical inputs and enhance productivity
  • We use crop rotation, cover crops, plastic mulch, ditch stabilization, mechanical barriers, soil maps to help us better leverage each unique soils natural benefits