As a maker of salads and healthy fresh foods, Taylor Farms is creating healthy lives, with a triple focus on building a healthy environment, business and communities. They’re next in our Earth Month series, that highlights the partners who share Markon’s commitment to people and the planet.
A key supplier of our Ready-Set-Serve line of pre-prepped produce, Taylor Farms works to make healthy food accessible to as many people as possible, to build healthier communities, and to tackle food waste at the same time! Any products that don’t make it to the market are first donated to people in need before going to alternative reuse methods such as animal feed and compost.
The company donates five million pounds of produce each year to charitable food systems across the country. It partners on programs such as Brighter Bites – educating children and their families on how to incorporate healthy foods into their diets and giving them weekly bags of produce to help them do it – and the FarmLink Project, that connects produce with those in need. During the pandemic, Taylor Farms helped the USDA deliver more than 155 million food boxes across the U.S. to feed families.
These efforts have not only enabled Taylor Farms to build healthier communities but helped them be the first fresh food facility to achieve TRUE Platinum Zero Waste certification.
“We’ve always operated with a sense of corporate responsibility – it goes back to our values and our handbook, which calls on us to take care of the customer, take care of each other and do the right thing,” said Director of Sustainability Nicole Flewell. Looking back on 18 years of cooperation, she added that “Markon is an innovative partner – they continuously challenge us to reduce waste and make our Ready-Set-Serve line better for operators.”
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