Sustainability builds energy in Kentucky, Tennessee produce businesses

07/04/2010 02:00:33 PM
Jim Offner

“Some are making some attempts with different containers and boxes and recycled cardboard boxes,” he said. “Our biggest thing is always going to be transportation, and that’s going to be hard to overcome because it’s sourced from so many places.”

Louisville-based Grow Farms, which has a network of 20 growers, has moved toward Good Agricultural Practices certification on all of its operations, said Brian Knott, president.

“Our growers’ farms are GAP-certified,” he said. “A lot of that means certificates for things you have to do. All the growers, to keep sustainable, is our marketing. It’s not just one distribution center but several. Every farmer has their own projects. Some are using fuels that are biodegradable.”

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