Earthbound Farm Organics, CA

 

Drew and Myra Goodman, Owners

 

With jurisdiction over 150 farms, California and Mexico

 

Products grown: beets, peppers, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, celery, onions, garlic, lettuces, potatoes, tomatoes, apples, melons, citrus, avocados, grapes, pears, stone fruit, kiwi, berries, mixed greens.

Also sells dried fruits, snacks, trail mix

100% organically grown

 

Food safety:

Unprecedented in the growing industry

All greens tested for pathogens using "test and hold" till cleared, constant refrigeration and GAP methods

GAP all phases including Mexico

Unannounced inspections of all contributing farms

 

Green:

Biodiesel farm vehicles and new company vehicles

No synthetics – in 2009, will avoid use of 10.3 million lbs. synthetic fert. and conserve use of 1.6 million gallons petroleum by not using pet. based fertilizer and pesticides

 

Pesticide use:

Beneficial insects attracted by "host crops"

Low toxicity USDA Organic approved if necessary

 

Fertilizer use:

Soil enrichment – compost, cover crops, natural minerals

Crop rotation

 

Sustainable:

Basis of company philosophy

Independent soil testing – Davis Fresh Technologies

HACCP approved

 

Fair trade certified – yes

 

Other state and federal certification:

USDA Certified Organic "QTV", CCOF, LGMA, Scientific Advisory Panel

DOL/OSHA – yes

 

Comments:

World’s largest grower of organic produce

Committed to sustainability

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