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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: 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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