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Cedar Grove Waste Management Company Opens Farming Business

Sound Sustainable Farms is a 65-acre farm that grows about 80 types of crops with the company's compost.

Cedar Grove, a Washington-based waste management company that sports a circular economy business approach, has entered the farming industry by opening up Sound Sustainable Farms, a 65-acre farm that grows about 80 types of crops. The crops are planted and grown with the company’s compost it collects and later sold to local restaurants.

Q13 FOX has more details:

The pickup truck rattles along the gravel road between rows and rows of crops at Sound Sustainable Farms. From arugula to zucchini, there’s about 80 types of crops on these 65 acres parked right on the edge of the Seattle suburb along NE 124th Street.

What makes this farm special is not the produce they grow, or that the fruits and veggies here are ending up in some of Seattle’s finest dining spots. It’s who owns this farm and what’s fueling these plants that makes this King County farm a one-of-a-kind.

“For us, this project means a lot,” says Karen Dawson, who works for both Sound Sustainable Farms and its parent company, Cedar Grove.

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