Join us this Friday, October 16 in a virtual toast to farmers as we honor World Food Day. With world hunger reduced from 18.6% in 1992, down to 10.9% in 2014, there’s reason to celebrate this milestone (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations).
Did you know? According to the World Farmer’s Organization, “Farmers are instrumental in fighting hunger and finding concrete remedies to address issues affecting food insecurity and nutrition.” That’s why we are proud to bring attention and join our fellow farmers in honoring endeavors to provide healthy, safe food for our customers and community members everywhere.
How Does Hollandia join the fight against hunger? We are involved in the community throughout the year. We’ve donated over 100,000 heads of our Living Butter Lettuce and Watercress to the Santa Barbara County Food Bank and Ventura FOOD Share. We’ve also contributed salad bars to area schools as part of United Fresh Foundation’s “Let’s Move Salad Bars to California Schools” campaign.
One reason Hollandia Produce is able to be a consistent food bank contributor is our farming method. Conventional field-grown crops are reliant on the weather for their annual yield. Hollandia’s crops are protected and nurtured by our greenhouses and our hydroponic growing practices. Our growing methods allow us to reduce our water consumption by up to 84% over conventional farming and yields up to 3.5 times the leafy greens.
Join us and celebrate World Food Day 2015 by posting a picture of yourself with your glass raised and include a personalized toast on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with #ToastAFarmer and #WFT2015. Don’t forget to tag us @livegourmet!