Foxy Fresh Vegetables

 

Family owned: The Nunes Company, Inc.

 

Products:

Leafy greens, broccoli, cauliflower, celery, asparagus, green onions, snap peas, now peas, leeks, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cilantro, bok choy, savoy, parsley, radish, endive, kale, spring mix

 

Less than 5% are organically produced.

The LGMA has put more restrictions on composting "making us more aware of how to reduce the risk of food borne illness".

 

Food Safety:

Implemented self assessments for ranches and documents that strictly follow the third party auditor’s checklists

Follow GAP, GMP, CDFA, LGMA guidelines

 

Green:

Updated field machinery reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 90%

Synthetic oil use

Reusable pallets

Packaging – implemented the use of Returnable Plastic Containers (RPCs)

Local crops reduce transportation miles

High efficiency energy, water and cooler equipment

 

Pesticide use:

Minimal pesticide use – foliar instead of fungicides

IPM – beneficial insects, water monitoring, seed selection

 

Fertilizer use:

Drip irrigation, cover crops, laser leveling

Minimum tillage, crop rotation

 

Sustainable:

Aggressively seek vendors committed to sustainable efforts. All are SFI (Sustainable Forestry Initiative) certified

Use of grass lined waterways

Independent testing: Monterey County Water Resources, US Geological Survey or Assn.

HACCP approved

Fair Trade – no information

 

Other State/federal certification:

CDFA, OSHA, FDA

 

Comments:

Sponsors programs such as Am. Cancer Soc. Relay for Life, Ag Against Hunger, Monterey County Fair