Sustainability is more than just a word, it’s actions
These are just a few of the ways Tasteful Selections is working towards being sustainable stewards of the land.
Leading-Edge Water Clarifying Systems
We have designed our operations to maximize our water efficiency.
As a company, we have cut down water waste by transitioning 2,000 acres from a flood irrigation system to linear irrigation. Linear irrigation is more efficient by irrigating up to 98 percent of the water in a more efficient and equally distributed manner. On top of efficiency, linear irrigation uses 60 percent less water.
100% renewable electricity
Green-e® is a trusted global leader in clean energy and carbon offset certification.
Every Potato grown, packed, stored and sold by our farms is produced with 100% renewable electricity.
All production facilities and partner operations from which we source potatoes are using 100% renewable energy sources for our electricity.
We are the first and only Green-e certified produce supplier to do so.
Making recycling easier for you
How2Recycle is a standardized labeling system that clearly communicates recycling instructions to consumers. It involves a coalition of forward thinking brands who want their packaging to be recycled and are empowering consumers through concise packaging labels.
With the knowledge and well-depicted recycling information from How2Recycle, our packaging will now provide our consumers the best information to assist them in making informed choices regarding their bite-size potato packaging recyclability.
Building a Sustainable Future
Tasteful Selection organic farming heavily impacts overall sustainability efforts in multiple ways:
- Improves soil health
- Prevents harmful chemicals from entering our water supply
- Crop diversification
- Reduced greenhouse gas emissions
At Tasteful Selections, we take our role in sustainable food production seriously. Our state-of-the-art growing, production, and storage facilities are located in Arvin, CA (south of Bakersfield) in an area known for its rich farmland and year-round growing seasons. Owning the entire planting, growing, harvesting and packaging process ensures our high standards of quality, flavor, freshness, size uniformity and best practices for sustainability are maintained. Planting and harvesting more than 300 days a year, we truly are…FIELD TO FORK FRESH
3.6 megawatt microgrid to supply clean power to our plant
“We are doing our part to help the environment by reducing waste and consuming less. As a company, we believe in sustainability and being leaders in the community. We want to set a good example of how a plant should operate as a green leader.”
—Nathan Bender, President of Tasteful Selections®