Foxy Fresh Organic Vegetables
Family owned: The Nunes Company, Inc.
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".
Implemented self assessments for ranches and documents that strictly follow the third party auditor’s checklists
Follow GAP, GMP, CDFA, LGMA guidelines
Updated field machinery reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 90%
Synthetic oil use
Packaging – implemented the use of Returnable Plastic Containers (RPCs)
Local crops reduce transportation miles
High efficiency energy, water and cooler equipment
Minimal pesticide use – foliar instead of fungicides
IPM – beneficial insects, water monitoring, seed selection
Drip irrigation, cover crops, laser leveling
Minimum tillage, crop rotation
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.
Fair Trade – no information
Other State/federal certification:
CDFA, OSHA, FDA
Sponsors programs such as Am. Cancer Soc. Relay for Life, Ag Against Hunger, Monterey County Fair