As an organic produce distributor with over 40 years of experience, Veritable Vegetable purchases, transports and supplies the highest quality organic fruits, vegetables and fresh perishables. We build an equitable food system by supporting organic farmers, increasing access to fresh produce, strengthening communities, and cultivating a fair and dynamic workplace. Veritable Vegetable is a certified B Corporation, using the power of business to solve social and environmental challenges.
Why We're Green
Sustainability is a deeply ingrained value at Veritable Vegetable. We consider the environmental, social and economic impact of every decision we make at every level of the company. We operate a near zero emission fleet, and employ every technology we can find to reduce our carbon footprint. We divert 99% of our waste from landfills - that means we recycle, re-use and compost nearly all materials entering our warehouse and encourage our customers to accept reusable pallet wraps and pallets on their deliveries. Our in-depth staff training makes every member part of the “green team”. In 2008, we installed 560 solar roof panels, which generate 34% of our electricity needs. We utilize state-of-the-art temperature control technology and thick strip doors to ensure food stays fresh while reducing energy usage. We also invest in energy efficient ballasts, fixtures and bulbs as well as motion and lumen sensors that detect movement and natural daylight further cutting down our energy use. In addition to our environmentally-friendly cleaning supplies, we also use non-VOC (volatile organic compounds) paint throughout the offices and warehouse. We utilize furniture made from renewable resources such as reclaimed wood and the insulation in our warehouses is made from shredded cotton jeans. Our commitment to organic agriculture (our products are 95% certified organic) further reflects our commitment to ensuring our business is good for the environment.