Sustaining our Environment
• In 2013 HMC Farms installed the largest solar farm in our industry, with enough solar panels to generate 2.5 megawatts of renewable energy daily. To put it into perspective, this amount of energy would power 2,500 homes.
• Electric car ports were installed in the parking lot and an electric company car was purchased to encourage green travel for employees.
• Aggressive expansion of integrated pest management and soil monitoring to reduce chemical and water inputs while improving quality.
• One of the first tree fruit packing houses and cold storages in the San Joaquin Valley to become Automated Demand Response certified with PG&E, significantly lowering energy consumption at peak hours.
• Orchards are dozed, chipped and taken to co-generation plants that use the product to generate renewable energy.
• Packaging used in the facility is 100% recyclable and reusable, plastic crates are implemented whenever possible.
• Waste outputs are monitored and documented so we can continue to find opportunities to reduce our carbon footprint.
People and Community Involvement
• Founding donor for the McClarty Center of Performing Arts at Reedley College.
• Donated over 10 million lbs of fruit to the Farm to Family program created by the California Association of Food Banks.
• Donated over 1 million lbs of fruit to local Food Banks.
• HMC Farms has adopted four acres at UC Davis for agriculture research on soil and sustainability.
• Donated $20,000 in support of the Student Farm at UC Davis.
• HMC Farms sponsors School Gardens in the Central Valley to connect the youth of the valley to the environment that surrounds them.
• Supports the School Garden project in Oakland, CA to help schools create and sustain gardens in an environment where agriculture is not prevalent in the community. These gardens create hands on learning environments and build an appreciation for farming and healthy eating.
• Donates annually to Valley Children’s Hospital.
• Donates annually to Clovis Community Hospital, providing much needed funds for the Cancer Center that is currently under construction.
• Provides funds for California Ag Leadership Foundation, a program that encourages leadership and education in the ag community.
• A pioneer of Kitchen on the Street, a program designed to bring fresh fruits and vegetables into low income areas of Phoenix.
• For the last 5 years HMC Farms has adopted a school in the hometown of our associates in Southern Chile, providing musical instruments, books, computers and a trip of a lifetime to the nation’s capital, Santiago.
• Harold McClarty has participated on the board of the UC Davis Foundation as well as the State Center Community College District to ensure continued excellence in the education of our youth.
• Harold McClarty has been selected farmer of the year twice in the last 10 years for his commitment to the local community.
• HMC Farms was awarded the Baker Peterson Franklin Ag Business Award.
• Every year HMC Farms sponsors the Dala Horse trot, a fun run in our hometown of Kingsburg, CA. Employees are encouraged to participate, and fruit is donated for race finishers on top of the sponsorship.
• Company sponsors employees for participation in fitness activities.
• Harold currently serves as Chairman of the Board for the California Fresh Fruit Association.
• Harold is a board member for Western Growers.
• Member of the Center for Produce Safety