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Up in the Mountains with Crown Orchards

Local Farm Highlight by Cassidy Williams and Jenna Keany Watch our video from Keany’s recent farm trip to Crown Orchards: https://youtu.be/lmrAE99Bg9s About the Chiles Family & Crown Orchards Crown Orchards spans over 1,000 mountaintop acres in Virginia with beautiful panoramic views of Charlottesville. They have been one of Central Virginia’s most prolific fruit growers for…

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Sustainability Update: Westmoreland Berry Farms

Sustainability Update by Jenna Keany Two weeks ago, Keany hosted “a day on the farm” for customers interested in learning about the intricate, arduous, work farmers do to bring the freshest and most flavorful products to their establishments. Each farm on the tour was a longtime partner of Keany Produce & Gourmet, supplying a variety…

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Sustainability Update: Local Hydroponics

Sustainability Update by Jenna Keany Hydroponic Farms have become increasingly more popular in the last two decades, as they can be grown in smaller spaces with less natural resources, making them some of the most environmentally-friendly agricultural methods in use. Instead of each plant resting in soil, plants are either placed on an inert substance…

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Sustainability Update: Local versus Organic

Sustainability Update by Jenna Keany What is the difference between local and organic? Which is better for the environment? Is local food always organic? These are some of the hottest questions in the food industry today, and what better time to address them than during our local month? Firstly, buying local or organic food (or…

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Sustainability Update: Imperfectly Delicious

Sustainability Update by Jenna Keany Did you know Keany Produce & Gourmet has an on-going ‘Imperfectly Delicious Program’ selling cosmetically-flawed produce? In 2015, Keany started to market cosmetically imperfect produce, or fruits and vegetables that don’t meet physical standards in the food industry, usually in regards with size, shape, diameter, consistency, and color. When produce…

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Sustainability Update: Why buy Local?

Sustainability Update by Jenna Keany This month, our sustainability team will be highlighting our extensive and unmatched LOCAL program. After 35+ years in the business, we have developed long and fruitful (pun intended) partnerships with farms in VA, MD, NC, PA, and NJ. Not only does supporting local farms better our community and strengthen its…

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Sustainability Update: Recycled Pallets

Sustainability Update by Jenna Keany How does Keany Produce & Gourmet reduce, reuse, recycle, and support local business all at the same time? By recycling our wooden pallets! Wooden pallets are collected in both of our facilities – Emerald Isle in Richmond, VA and Keany Produce & Gourmet in Landover, MD – by a local…

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Sustainability Update: Light Fixtures

Sustainability Update by Jenna Keany Keany Produce and Gourmet is making big strides to reduce our carbon footprint and improve our overall efficiency. In the Fall of 2017, we began an extensive overhaul of our warehouse and office lighting fixtures. The project extended over three months, replacing 590 existing fluorescent lighting with smart LED’s throughout…

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Sustainability Update: Paper Reduction

Sustainability Update by Jenna Keany     Did you know Keany Produce underwent a thorough review of our practices in 2016 to identify areas of our business we could make more environmentally sustainable? From this review, we outlined a number of initiatives to reduce our carbon footprint. One major initiative we identified was reducing our…

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Sustainability Update: Route Optimization

Sustainability Update by Jenna Keany Through the optimization of routes, Keany Produce & Gourmet has significantly reduced fuel consumption for the month of February, 2018. In order to reduce our carbon footprint and smooth-line our deliveries, we reduced total routes by 10.5%, while maintaining the same number of items delivered. Not only has this saved us…

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