Working with Lee Rain, Inc. and utilizing their AG Management Strategies, Sorbello Farms CSA has realized significant water and subsequent energy – efficiencies. Nature’s Eye illustrates these efficiencies, showing just how much Sorbello Farms is able to give back to their community.
Looking at 2016, for example, one average size pepper grown at Sorbello Farms CSA represented over 3 gallons of water saved, equating to over 150 gallons of water saved per 25lb box and almost 35 million gallons of water saved over our entire production in just one season.*
If the average person uses 80-100 gallons of water a day, the water savings from our production of peppers in 2016 could have provided enough water to cover the water usage of the population of San Fransisco (864,816 est., 2016) for a little over two days.
*Results shown are specific to 2016 Sorbello Farms CSA production data, as compared to USDA Census of Agriculture 2013 Farm and Ranch Irrigation Survey and USDA NASS Quick Stats for Yield~New Jersey, Peppers, 2016.