Just this week, California Gov. Jerry Brown joined a group of 17 governors from both parties in signing the “Governors’ Accord for a New Energy Future,” a commitment to working together on clean energy advancements to protect natural resources and improve air quality.
Taylor Farms is committed to using clean, reliable, affordable and sustainable energy to help power our food processing facilities because we know that one bag of salad won’t change the world, but how we make it might. Our commitment to a healthier environment goes hand in hand with our mission to make healthy fresh foods for our consumers.
We invest in sustainable energy from the sun and wind and have installed fuel cells to generate cleaner electricity. These accomplishments, in addition to future sustainability projects, will help to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and provide certainty about our energy costs.
Our retail processing facility in Salinas has 2,200 solar panels installed on the roof which generate 675 kilowatts of emission-free, environmentally beneficial electricity. We are proud of this and have been recognized by the White House as a national leader in sustainable energy.
We also installed a large wind turbine at our Gonzales plant. The 350-foot turbine was one of the first in the Salinas Valley. The one megawatt of electricity it produces provides up to 50 percent of the power for the facility.
We’ll continue to push forward and invest significant resources to produce healthy, high-quality food powered by renewable energy.