In the spirit of the official 2021 Earth Day theme restore our earth, Edible Garden pledged to pursue the elimination of plastic from its supply chain by 2030 and become the first greenhouse enterprise to be carbon neutral by 2035.
Headquartered in Belvidere, NJ, Edible Garden partners with a network of advanced regional greenhouse growers across the US to consistently and sustainably produce USDA-certified organic, non-GMO vegetables and herbs for dozens of retail partners, including Wakefern/ShopRite, Meijer, Walmart, Target, Hannaford, and Kroger. High-quality Edible Garden branded products include living and cut organic greens, salad mixes and herbs.
Edible Garden relies on a technology-driven "local production for local consumption" model to significantly reduce food miles, food waste and the resulting impact on global warming. Its efforts recently earned Edible Garden a place on the FoodTech500, the world's first list recognizing leading enterprises at the intersection of food, technology and sustainability compiled by Forward Fooding.
Edible Garden also has pioneered eco-friendly packaging innovations that reduce environmental impact while keeping greens fresh. These include patented self-watering displays that extend shelf life and cut waste, recyclable bags with oxygen transmission technology that prevents spoilage, and biodegradable sugar cane-based herb sleeves.
"The agriculture industry is historically known for its high carbon footprint. This fact alone elevates the importance of finding ways to support sustainable practices, offset emissions, and positively impact the environment," says Kras. "We have state-of-the-art greenhouses all over the country using the latest sustainable practices to provide local supermarkets with verified fresh and organic produce within 24 hours. Our newly stated goals to increase our commitment to zero waste even further are simply a logical extension of the 'every day is Earth Day' philosophy that drives us."
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283 County Road 519
Belvidere, NJ 07823