Ocean Mist Farms takes numerous precautions at the production phase to reduce and conserve water. Some of the practices we execute year round are:
- Drip irrigation, which increased between 2000 and 2008 from 15 percent to 81 percent, conserves water and nutrients, supplying them only where needed.
- Careful management of irrigation activities to minimize water runoff.
- Use of vegetated waterways to control sediments and improve water quality.
- Water recycling in our processing and cooling facilities.
The proximity of our ranches to the ocean in California’s Monterey Bay makes water conservation a critical component of Ocean Mist Farms’ field management. Sea water intrusion is minimized through the most efficient use of water resources, making Ocean Mist Farms one of the leaders in water conservation for farming practices in the produce industry.