Creation Gardens Red is turning ALL Green! From the warehouse to our fleet and in the mind of how we compete! Here is our plan to cut your costs and help lessen our environmental impact:
Buying local helps our area farmers, our local economies and saves loads of fuel from transcontinental freight. Krey Keeney, our local purchaser is focused to grow this segment that can save you 20% on all your KY Proud purchases. Monthly reporting is also available to help you take advantage of this program. If it grows or is produced in our Area – Kentucky Proud, Indiana Farmers Market Program, or Pick Tennessee Products -Then we will do our best to stock it. We are the area’s buy local food service leader that has expanded our program year after year.
We consolidate and return local and regional products back to our warehouse for our Customers AND COMPETITORS. This reduces duplicate regional trips and transcontinental freight -while greatly helping area farmers. We have daily access to products grown from Northern Alabama (via the Nashville Farmers Market) to Central Indiana allowing our Local Season to extend Months beyond our traditional season. Also, these area producers have access to use our 7 day distribution to sell products to nearly all of Kentucky and Central Tennessee.
We have signed with First Call Logistics to develop back haul business or all of our operations-this freight income can negate the cost of the city to city hauls.
Earthbound Farms Organic Program via Produce Alliance: Year Round Program made up of Small California farms in a collaborative to provide Organic: Mesclun Mix, Baby Spinach, Baby Arugula, Mache, Frisee, Carrots, Broccoli and Cauliflower. All at competitive prices.
We continue to concentrate growth on tight rural routes that allow us to serve small geographical areas very well with a minimal delivery distance.
We have traded out our fleet for modern full-lease trucks that have new fuel and emission standards.
New Software implementation gives us efficiencies in processes that have already brought great savings in routing and distribution.
Ecosteward. We also provide an eco-friendly line of products and services to our customers known as Ecosteward. With our Ecosteward service, we offer a free onsite consultation to customers.During the consultation, we will look for ways to both save money and lessen your impact on the environment. Our recommendations may include methods for using less energy in your kitchen, the implementation of a recycling system, alternative cooking applicances and tools that may save energy, opportunities for using cleaning products that are certified green and much better for the environment, as well as opportunities for using eco-friendly/compostable cups and food containers for your customers. At the end of the consulation, you will have a much better understanding of the different options you have for running a restaurant that is cost-efficient while being mindful of your environmental impact.