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PROFILES
SUSTAINABI LITY
Our longstanding local partnerships
have pr ov ided fr e sh pr oduce
with reduced transit miles to the store,
offering the longest possible shelf life for
our customers. "
Variety improvement
To maintain variety quality, Lipman
Family Farms invests in continuous
crop improvement. A longtime in-house
research and development staff develops
custom varieties. Lipman's scientists
concentrate on improving varieties
for higher flavor and color throughout
the growing season. The varieties are
also bred for other factors, including
withstanding new pests and diseases.
The R&D staff also works with Lipman's
farms and greenhouses for more efficient
harvesting techniques.
Lipman's Accelerator Program features
dedicated staff members who research
and implement new ways of operating
and improving operating efficiencies to
reduce inputs and resource usage.
Computer-controlled drip irrigation is an
example of technology pursued through the
Accelerator program. The system, which
automatically adjusts for environmental
factors such as precipitation, humidity
and evapotranspiration, is installed in
all Lipman farms. It has reduced water
consumption for irrigation by 50% to 70%.
Through the Lipman Local program,
employees work with smaller farms and
test new tools for data collection to ensure
high-quality, local produce is available
year-round.
In 2011, Lipman began growing
organics and in 2016 focused more on
the segment by introducing the Grown
True organic brand.
Organic, CEA ventures
" The demand for organics is continuing
to grow, " Lipman said. " Last year, we
noticed an increase in demand from
our customers and decided to expand
our compostable packaging line to
not only meet the demand for organic
produce, but also for the demand for
sustainable packaging. "
In 2018, the grower entered controlledenvironment
agriculture (CEA), when it
purchased Huron Produce in Canada.
The greenhouse varieties are grown in
hundreds of acres throughout North
America.
The acquisitions advance Lipman
Family Farms' product development and
growing technology. " Innovation allowed
us to grow into the company we are today
and helps us stay ahead, " Lipman said.
Over more than 80 years, the family's
business has changed in many ways.
Workers are an extended family of
associates, and charitable programs
show the company's dedication to the
communities it serves.
" We are 'Good from the Ground Up'
because our people are, " Lipman said.
" It all starts with a world-class team that
makes excellence in all we do our sole
focus. We are inspired to create growth
that nourishes everyone. "
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