June 23, 2010
Yesterday, the sweetgreen crew headed to Keany Produce HQ to check out a local farmer showcase and get a tour. Keany has been an awesome distributor for us and we’ve been working together to obtain local ingredients from farms without compromising quality or consistency. We got a chance to meet and speak with local farmers (a lot of which are used by sweetgreen). The tour highlighted Keany’s commitment to sustainability and it was great to see all of the different ways they minimize waste. My favorite part of the tour was checking out the fresh cut processing operation. This is where fruits and vegetables are washed, cut, and packaged in a sterile environment in order to reduce prep time for customers like sweetgreen. Here are some photos from the trip!