Green Meadow Farm strives to produce the best products while also utilizing methods with lowest impact imputs. One of the ways we accomplish this is through our rainwater capture system. We installed a gutter sytem on the roof of our packing/storage facility that captures rain water and channels it into a storage area in the root cellar. The rainwater storage totes each hold up to 300 gallons of water, that we then utilize as a primary source of greenhouse irrigation.
Additional low impact projects include our use of Waste Veggie Oil (WVO) as a way to power the farm utilizing what would otherwise be a waste product. WVO collection is an aspect of the business we are always looking to grow, and are interested in collecting waste oil from new clients in the Lancaster & Philadelphia areas. (Please contact us if you are interested at the email and/or number below).
Above: Storage totes containing rainwater captuted through gutter system.
Rainwater Collection & Storage
Below: Lower portion of the gutter system that collects rainwater and channels it to storage area.
Waste Veggie Oil (WVO)
In the heat house on the farm we house our generator and the boilers. Top left is the diesel powered generator. The 2 boilers run on WVO that we collect from various sources, and each boiler produces 350,000 BTU/hr. This energy heats water which is then utilized as heating for the farm house, greenhouses, work shop and pack shed.