Sustainability

Sustainability

As a business, we are constantly looking for ways to operate as sustainably as possible. Our plan for future sustainability focuses on conservation, recycling, and planting new orchards with a focus on sustainability.

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Conservation

As a certified Green Business, we have:

  • Upgraded our lighting system with more efficient LED bulbs
  • Helped local growers convert from large ground sprinklers to more efficient drip and micro sprinkler irrigation
  • Increased water efficiency by 25%
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New Orchards

Since 2016, we planted nearly 150 acres of apple trees in the fertile Pajaro Valley.

  • In the Spring of 2020, we planted an additional 36 acres
  • Our new orchards have been planted in a high-density format, which allows for more efficient farm practices including harvesting, pruning, and higher yields per acre
  • Planting new orchards and encouraging local agricultural endeavors are ways of moving forward as we continue to bottle our award-winning juice in the same location for over 150 years
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Sustainable Growing

Owls protect our orchards and we protect them. We teamed up with the Future Farmers of America (FFA) to build owl boxes for our California orchards as a key part of sustainable farming.

  • Owl boxes are a farmer’s best defense against rodent infestation
  • The presence of these natural predators is another tool for growers to reduce rodents and is beneficial in preserving our natural environment
  • All of our owl boxes now have healthy families of barn owls nesting inside
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Recycling

We are committed to sustainable practices, including:

  • Making all our packaging 100% recyclable
  • Removing plastic caps on 750mL size bottles
  • Recycling all the materials used to produce our products, such as glass, plastic, and cardboard
  • Repurposing our apple juice pulp as cattle feed at a local dairy

Environment Policy Statement

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