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Farm Fresh Produce gets greener by going solar

From sweet potatoes to bell peppers, butternut squash to blueberries, Farm Fresh Produce distributes its goods across the globe. The company explains that the entire Farm Fresh operation is designed to work towards an optimized carbon footprint, by using natural pesticides, conserving water in the fields, and even deploying advanced logistics to minimize road-based emissions. To take sustainability further, the company will be installing a 91 Kw Solar Array at their packaging facility in North Carolina. 

Cape Fear Solar Systems will be installing 260 solar panels on the Farm Fresh sweet potato packaging facility which will help power their operations. Solar power systems derive clean renewable energy from the sun and reduces our collective dependence on fossil fuels. Farm Fresh relies on the sun to grow their crops and now they will rely on the sun to power their distribution center which supplies produce across the world. 

“We chose Cape Fear Solar Systems because they are local and more importantly have an excellent reputation,” stated the Founder of Farm Fresh Produce, Steve Ceccarelli. “Our team is always looking for environmentally sound investments and we are thrilled to work with Cape Fear Solar Systems to add solar solutions.” Concludes Ceccarelli. 

The solar installation will be completed in Spring of 2018 at Farm Fresh Produce's packaging facility in Clinton, North Carolina—where they grow and bundle sweet potatoes to be distributed locally and around the globe. Farm Fresh says it is eager to utilize the sun to power their distribution center, making them even greener and more sustainable than they are currently. 

“Solar is a fantastic fit for Farm Fresh. Not only is solar a sound investment for the company but it aligns perfectly with their sustainability model,” stated Cape Fear Solar Systems Project Manager, Robert Parker. “It’s so rewarding to work with customers like Farm Fresh that understand the environmental and financial impacts solar offers,” explained Parker. 

For more information:
Steven Ceccarelli
Farm Fresh Produce 
Tel: +1 910 5089 8933 


Cassandra Barba
Cape Fear Solar Systems
Tel: +1 910 398 2890 

Publication date: 12/20/2017



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