Our natural resources mean everything to us, because without them, the Sunripe Certified Brands story wouldn’t exist. And when something means that much to you, you do everything you can to nurture and protect it. That’s why sustainable farming practices have always been a part of our company’s DNA.
We take a holistic approach to caring for our land and water resources to ensure our ability to produce the highest quality crops, while effectively minimizing farming inputs, and supporting the communities and wildlife that live around us.
Sunripe uses advanced technologies to minimize water usage, and we work with local water management districts to tightly manage our use of this public resource.
Sunripe employs an integrated pest management program to effectively suppress pest population and maximize crop output while minimizing ecosystem impact.
By closely monitoring weather conditions, soil conditions and plant health, we are able to match our fertilizer program to achieve maximum crop quality and yield with minimal inputs.
Utilizing the yard waste from local municipalities, Sunripe operates a large scale composting plant in Parrish, FL that provides organic mulch for our numerous farming operations.
We maintain natural habitat on approximately 50% of our total land holdings. Animals that make their home in these protected areas include turkeys, panthers, deer, bears, alligators, and many bird species.
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