Sustainable Farming Practices
At Sierra Nevada Cheese Company, we utilize a 5-part system assuring to consider how all parts factor into our sustainable farming practices.
- Local Farms
- Wastewater Treatment
- Energy Efficient Motors & Equipment
- Hormone Free Animals
- Fresh, Artisan Dairy Foods to Your Table
- Three Spheres of Sustainability
Local Northern California Farms
We use only selected fresh milk from Northern Califonias Dairies.
Wastewater Treatment Facility
Currently our waste water system is a 100% self contained lagoon evaporation system. A state of the art enclosed treatment system will be able to separate out the solids and protein which will be utilized as a supplement fertilizer ingredient. Scheduled for completion in early summer 2010.
Energy Efficient Motors & Equipment
CFL Lighting: 2005 started a program to change the entire plant to energy efficient lighting.
Solar Power: 600 KW 2.2 acres of Solar panels for a 100% usage. Scheduled for completion in late spring 2010.
Hormone Free Animals
From our inception in 1997 we were one of the first to offer a premium to our farmers for milk free of synthetic hormones. We are also American Humane Certified.
Fresh, Artisan Dairy Foods to Your Table
We will continue to offer your family a healthy choice for gourmet dairy foods. Contact Us for more information or to place order.
Sarah, Ed and Hailey Fumasi, our neighboring goat farm friends.
Three Spheres of Sustainability
The Three Spheres are: Social, Environmental, Economic which are integral to our sustainable farming practices. When these overlap, a truly sustainable system is created:
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