Social Responsibilities

Delano Farms Company is proud to be part of the San Joaquin and Coachella Valley agricultural communities. We like to honor our employees and the local community by giving back through worthy organizations. Giving varies by year, with a consistent emphasis on education and our future generations. Supporting kids and adults for higher education, technical degrees and training improves lives and strengthens the community. A few of the organizations we support include:

  • Local high schools
  • Future Farmers of America
  • Local churches
  • Local small family farms
  • Cancer Society (research)
  • Delano Lions Club
  • 420 Club for Highway Patrolmen
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • Greater Delano Area Youth Foundation
  • Healthy Family Project
  • Delano Farms Company is proud to be a driving force in ethical trade and endorses the ETI (Ethical Trading Initiative) Based Code. The full ETI based code can be found here: www.ethicaltrade.org
  • Delano Farms Company is also an endorser on the PMA / United Fresh Ethical Charter on Responsible Labor Practices. A charter that provides helpful tools to growers, companies, and individual managers to strengthen their capacity to drive and demonstrate responsible labor practices and ethical sourcing in their work. www.ethicalcharter.com/
  • Delano Farms Company works locally with CFF (California Farmworkers Foundation)
    CFF’s mission statement is to serve and support California farmworkers by providing programs and services to better their quality of life. We believe in helping farmworkers become leaders. Delano Farms Participates in meetings and helps organize events by investing time and resources to provide these services to agricultural employees. www.californiafarmworkers.org

Environmental Responsibility

Being a good neighbor in the community doesn’t stop at being involved in the community, but it also extends to taking care of the land we farm and the environment surrounding it. Here’s how Delano Farms manages our fields and facilities for environmental stewardship:

  • Continued Research and Development in cleaner and sustainable farming techniques
  • Increased production of organic fruit for long-term sustainability
  • Conserve California’s precious water by using drip irrigation in all of our vineyards
  • Use of solar power for cold storage to reduce our carbon footprint
  • Recycle oil that we use on our property for tractors, trucks, and generators
  • Plant Cover Crops to help replace nutrients in the soil, prevent soil erosion, and cut down on dust
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