For the last 11 years, we have maintained and harvested blueberries from about 40,000 plants. We made the decision to drop out of “Corporate America” in order to become good stewards to the planet. We are very proud of our sustainability practices. For example, we reduce our water consumption as much as possible by using a pond that collects water run off for irrigation as well as frost protection when necessary.
Also, we partnered with the South West Florida Water Management District and installed cold air drains and wind machines in our field as an alternative to irrigation for frost protection, saving millions of gallons of water. We have reduced our electric bill considerably by using a VFD (Variable Frequency Drive), which helps power our well in a way that only uses the electricity that it needs. We are constantly looking for ways to conserve and save.