Tag Archives: Sustainable

Houweling’s #365Green – Week 4 & 5 wrap-up ‘Green Energy’

Combined Heat, Power & CO2

It is an exciting day for Houweling’s as we will bring our latest green innovation online. We officially unveil our two low emission GE natural gas cogeneration engines, the first US greenhouse installation. These machines are remarkable and will contribute to the State of California’s goal to create 6500 MW of new CHP power generation while reducing our environmental impact and allow us to continue to grow our great tasting tomatoes, which after all is what we do best!… Read more

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Houweling’s #365Green – Week 3 Wrap-up ‘Take Pictures, leave footprints’


The title for this weeks update came from Veronica H. of Redding, CA. She was sharing her family’s philosophy when in nature, but I think we can all take a lesson from it. Really, no matter where we are and what we are doing we need to take more pictures and leave foot prints instead of waste. That is not Veronica in the above picture, that is Karen S of Lincoln, CA who shared this picture of her vegetable garden.… Read more

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Houweling’s #365Green – Week 2 Wrap-up ‘SIMPLE SOLUTIONS’

San Diego, CA

Every summer, it amazes me how quickly the weeks pass by. Our vines in California and BC are producing more fruit than any other time of year thanks to longer sunny days. Since launching our 365Green contest, it feels like things are moving even faster.

It is inspiring to read the hundreds of sustainability stories being shared via contest entries. What I really like is how simple many of them are; the only cost to put into practice is time and effort.… Read more

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What Goes Around, Comes Around


My choice of heading for this week’s blog isn’t the least bit vindictive. I’m not telling you that justice has been served or that you got what you deserved. My intent is to take you through a brief history of a tomato’s journey from farm to market.

Before the invention of refrigeration, farmers transported crops by horse and wagon to the local market. If the market wasn’t close, canned goods were the only option.… Read more

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Scrumptious Tomatoes – We’ll do Our Part, Please do Yours

I’ve been around tomato greenhouses since I was a kid. That’s why I’m not the least bit bashful about telling people a thing or two about tomatoes. As for blogging . . .  never in my wildest dreams did I think I’d be writing stories about tomatoes in cyberspace (do people still call it that?). For me, writing doesn’t come easy. It’s like trying to nail jelly to a tree. So, at the outset, I’m going to be completely honest with you.… Read more

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