8 years ago

Why Perfect Circle Tomatoes are grown near landfills

What makes Perfect Circle organic tomatoes different from conventional tomatoes?

For starters, they’re grown indoors, in organic soil and compost. Perfect Circle Tomatoes are also free of pesticides and chemical fertilizers – in fact, bees are used to pollinate the plants. Each year, these tomatoes must meet the strict certification guidelines of the California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) organization, one of the oldest and most respected organic certification organizations in the country.

Perfect Circle greenhouses are also built near cities, so there’s less driving, less fuel and fewer emissions. But that’s not all. Perfect Circle greenhouses must also be built on land that has access to renewable energy sources for electricity and heat.

For instance, landfill sites emit methane gases that Perfect Circle facilities can use to generate electricity. Ethanol plants or even abandoned coal mines work similarly. Plus, the low cost of these locations translates to better tomato prices for you.

In order to cool their generators, Perfect Circle pumps in cool water, pushing the hot water to a closed loop water system that flows throughout the entire greenhouse. In essence, this turns the greenhouse into a giant radiator, getting all its heat not from burning new fuel or electricity, but from the hot water pumping through these generator engines.

It is this setup that makes Perfect Circle greenhouses so sustainable; even in the dead of winter, they can produce an amazing amount of garden-fresh tomatoes with minimal environmental impact.

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