The news at Keany includes more than produce. In fact something new comes up all the time.
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More