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Sustainability Update: Westmoreland Berry Farms

June 27, 2018

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

May 30, 2018

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

May 16, 2018

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

May 9, 2018

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?

May 2, 2018

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

April 25, 2018

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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Food Safety Update: Romaine [UPDATED FROM APRIL 20TH]

April 24, 2018

Dear Valued Customers, In response to the recent CDC Romaine warning, Keany Produce & Gourmet is only distributing California grown whole head romaine, romaine hearts, chopped bagged romaine products, and salad mix containing chopped romaine. We will continue to monitor this situation and update with any additional details as they become available. Keany Produce & Gourmet appreciates…

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Sustainability Update: Light Fixtures

April 18, 2018

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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In The Pipeline: Local Asparagus

April 17, 2018

In the Pipeline: Local Asparagus This week seems to be a lucky local week! Strawberries are coming tomorrow or Thursday and now, Local Asparagus might be here on Friday! Join #CountdownToLocal  

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Local Update: North Carolina Strawberries

April 16, 2018

Local Update: Local North Carolina Strawberries Local North Carolina Strawberries are projected to arrive Wednesday or Thursday night from Lewis Nursery & Farms in Rocky Point, NC! Join the #CountdownToLocal

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