At Furmano’s, creating wholesome food begins with an appreciation of the resources we have been given: the fertile farmland in our region, the best practices that have been passed down through the generations and most of all, the people. We care deeply about our family of employees, growers and customers. We care about our community. Maybe it’s because we are family-owned and maybe it’s a product of working close to the land but, for us, sustainability is a way of life.
Furmano’s employs industry-accepted Best Management Practices to reduce inputs while maintaining yield and quality. Implementation of trickle irrigation alone has reduced water usage by 33% and energy usage by 66%.
Increased use of zone tillage reduces fuel consumption and related greenhouse gases. Crop rotation, cover crops, zone-till and no-till practices improve the soil while offering better soil erosion control.
We monitor and document a wide array of environmental elements including air, soil and water quality assessments. We work everyday to ensure that the next generation benefits from the same natural resources we have enjoyed.