Sustainability The Wainer Family Farm is committed to using sustainable growing practices and partnerships with family farms of all sizes to grow varietal produce that meets the standards of the finest chefs in America. Our commitment is to experiment with crops on our own farm, then share seeds, techniques, and technology with those farms that meet our food safety standards. A well planned varietal crop, based on topography and climate, enables farms throughout the country to match our expertise. Sid Wainer & Son is committed to being a green, sustainable company by doing everything in our power to protect the environment and support the community in which we operate. On our 50 acre farm, we evaluate the plants based on variety and yield and once a crop is deemed successful, then pass the information onto other local farmers in our region to grow for us. We educate farmers locally to grow high value crops that will give them the best return for their efforts per acre. We help them to source seeds and choose crops that will bring them the optimal return for their investment and their hard work. This is a true preservation of open space and sustainability. With the purchase of hundreds of trailers of produce from local farms, we reduce our carbon footprint â€“ a program which continues to grow over several generations. The successful conversion of a brownfield to the first inner city working agricultural farm in the Northeast allows us to grow highly perishable products that would otherwise have to be flown in from California. By growing the products locally, shelf-life was extended, local economy supported, and carbon footprint decreased.
• We’ve seen a nearly 47% decrease in annual electricity usage by switching to energy-saving lamps. That’s equal to 50 night games at Fenway Park, or electricity for 120,000 homes per year. • We are installing 50,000 square feet of solar panels at our New Bedford location, creating 400,000 kilowatt hours per year. • Our recycling conservation program, which involves corrugated materials, office paper, and business forms, and our transition to paperless saves 850,000 trees per year. These 850,000 trees saved will capture and remove millions of pounds of pollutants from the air annually. • The replacement of hundreds of thousands of boxes with reusable totes in our “Sid Wainer & Son Going Green Facility” saves over three million gallons of water every year and 580,000 boxes, a number that continues to grow. • The introduction of a complete energy efficient water filtration system replaces thousands of bottles of water and eliminates their disposal when slated for a landfill. • An established, rigid “Vehicle Idling Reduction Strategies” protocol, reduces idling time of our truck fleet by 36% and fuel consumption by over 33,120 gallons per year.
Wainer Family Farm In the heart of the farmcoast, 1.5 miles from Buzzard’s Bay, on a sprawling 50 acres, you will find the Wainer Family Farm. The farm was founded in 2002 when Henry Wainer purchased 22.5 acres of land in Dartmouth, MA from a family friend. Today, the farm has grown to include more land, greenhouses, and one of the first inner-city greenhouses on the east coast, in New Bedford. We grow over 20 different types of tomatoes, more than a dozen types of summer squash, and over 10 varieties of eggplant; more than 150 different products that change season to season and year to year. We evaluate the plants based on variety and yield and once a crop is deemed successful, then pass the information onto other local farmers in our region to grow for us. We educate farmers locally to grow high value crops that will give them the best return for their efforts per acre. We help them to source seeds and choose crops that will bring them the optimal return for their investment and their hard work. By improving education and cultivation throughout the area we ensure that we are able to source the highest quality, freshest produce. This is a true preservation of the environment, sustainability, and the local community. Wainer Family Farm is a division of Sid Wainer & Son®. Sid Wainer & Son is the premier produce and specialty foods company in the food industry and the first HACCP certified produce company in North America.
Wainer Family Farm is a division of Sid Wainer and Son® for more information visit us at sidwainer.com