Sustainability Practices

Coastal Sunbelt is committed to operating our business in an environmentally responsible manner and fostering sustainable development through the promotion of local farms, organic produce, and internal green initiatives. 

We love local.

Coastal Sunbelt was among the first in the Mid-Atlantic region to actively support local family owned farms, orchards, and dairy farms. Supporting local producers not only decreases the time from field to fork, but also reduces our food carbon footprint. 

  • We collaborate with our local growers to plan for upcoming plantings and harvest.
  • We offer backhaul options to our famers, which reduces our carbon footprint and allows our growers to focus on what they do best – caring for their land and crops.
  • Coastal Sunbelt is on the board of Future Harvest CASA, and an active supporter of their small farm mentoring organization in the Chesapeake region. 

Spotlight on organics.

Certified organic produce excludes synthetic chemicals in crop production and limits field turnover for organic production. Our USDA and CCOF certifications allow us to handle and process organics properly to meet growing consumer demand. Our purchasing team works to expedite product from top growers with a focus on minimizing carbon emissions.

We bleed blue, except when we’re green.

Our 330,000 square foot, state-of-the-art distribution center is 4x more energy efficient than our previous facility. Significant R-value improvement of building insulation, motion sensor LED lights, and variable speed motors all contribute to this savings. Our water consumption is down 50% and still dropping as low flow systems and practices are implemented, and we compost produce trimmings from our fresh cut manufacturing facility to send them to farmers who produce clean, organic fertilizer.  

Reduce

We utilize digital technology versus paper wherever possible. 

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Reuse

We repurpose and reuse paper as secondary packaging materials for multi-use before recycling. 

Recycle

We recycle remaining cardboard (50 tractor-trailer loads per year), paper, wax boxes, plastic, electronic, metal, batteries and wooden pallets; we maintain over 90% recycling of major facility inputs.

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Labor Day Holiday

Coastal Sunbelt will be closed on Monday, September 6

Coastal Sunbelt will be closed for the Labor Day holiday on Monday, September 6, 2021.
We will be delivering on Tuesday, Sept. 7. All orders for that day must be in by normal cutoff times on Sunday, Sept. 5. 
Our Inside Business Development Team will be available until 7pm on Sunday, Sept. 5. We will re-open at 12pm on Tuesday, Sept. 7. Please plan accordingly. 

We will be back to our regular shipping schedule the following week, effective Monday, Sept. 13.

Thank you for choosing Coastal Sunbelt Produce! We hope you enjoy your holiday weekend!