Committed To Sustainable Farming
Grown with care
We Don’t Just Grow Here, We Live Here
We don’t just grow our products in our community, we’ve lived here for nearly a century. That’s why we take our impact on our environment seriously. In 2018 alone, Lakeside lowered its CO2 emissions by more than 20,000 tons – that’s like using 2,300,000 less gallons of gasoline!
We’re serious about sustainability. Every year we create goals to further improve ourselves, and this planet we call home.
Natural Pollination Using Bees
Lakeside believes in pollinating our crops using natural methods. That’s why we use bees in our greenhouses. This has a number of advantages: not only are bumblebees quick workers, but they can improve the quality and yield of crops!
Water is a precious commodity when growing fresh produce, which is why we collect the runoff water from our crops. It’s passed through a rigorous re-purifying process and fed nutrients so that it can be recycled for use in future crops.
Lakeside’s main facility generates its own electricity through the use of a cogeneration power station. Not only is our energy created via natural gas, but the heat runoff is pumped back into our facilities to reduce wastage.
Our Sustainability Goals
Reduce Carbon Emissions
Reduce our carbon emissions by 3% in our local fleets by 2030
Reduce natural gas usage by 30,000GJ by 2030
Use Recycled Materials
Increase utilization of recycled materials in our packaging by 5% by 2030
BOPP Labels Utilization
Increase utilization of BOPP labels by 15% in all of our packaging by 2026
Create Pollinator Gardens
Add 1 acre per year of pollinator gardens by 2030
Increase Cardboard Recycling
Increase cardboard waste recycling by 5% by 2030
Reduce Produce Waste
Maximize utilization of products by 5% by 2025