The Farmer Family settled in the Athens area over 200 years ago. For generations they lived off the land as (actual) farmers, using just what they needed to sustain their families.

Today, Leon Farmer & Company holds the same respect for the environment and communities in which we do business. In 2008 Leon Farmer, III launched an ambitious initiative called “Green Pastures”. The name honors his fore fathers’ love of the countryside and understanding that “we reap what we sow”. Green Pastures seeks to minimize our company’s energy costs while maximizing our sustainability.

Phase 1: Facility Upgrade

We are proud to work with some of the finest people in the distribution industry. These dedicated and motivated individuals uphold our company’s commitment to teamwork, integrity, and customer satisfaction. Leon Farmer & Company is known throughout the area as a quality employer. It is a true testament to our reputation that many of our employees have been with the company for more than 20 years.

Phase II: Gas Fleet

After an internal study of our fuel usage by vehicle, we developed a strategy to greatly reduce our gasoline consumption. At the end of 2008 we placed 16 new fuel-efficient vehicles on our highest mileage routes. These investments have greatly improved our fuel efficiency per route, thus reducing our carbon emissions.

Phase III: Diesel Fleet

We are proud of our state-of-the-art tractor-trailer fleet. However, the most modern diesel tractors leave a lot to be desired in the fuel efficiency department. That’s why we are exploring the possibility of hybrid tractors, which were recently introduced to the distribution transportation market as an alternative to regular diesel tractors.

Phase IV: Solar Energy

It is our long-term goal to make our warehouses energy self-sufficient. In 2008 we partnered with a solar power company to perform a feasibility study on our Athens facility, the results of which were encouraging. We hope to make this project a reality in the coming years.

Our Local Efforts

Leon Farmer & Company is committed to protecting and promoting the environment. We have actively worked with local recycling companies for years to minimize waste and promote clean communities. We have proudly sponsored the Green Life Expo, held at the Classic Center in Athens, GA, since its inception in 2009. It is an outstanding event that raises awareness and shares ideas on environmental stewardship. If you have ideas, opportunities or best practices you’d like to share with us, please let us know.

The Farmer Family settled in the Athens area over 200 years ago. For generations they lived off the land as (actual) farmers, using just what they needed to sustain their families.

Today, Leon Farmer & Company holds the same respect for the environment and communities in which we do business. In 2008 Leon Farmer, III launched an ambitious initiative called “Green Pastures”. The name honors his fore fathers’ love of the countryside and understanding that “we reap what we sow”. Green Pastures seeks to minimize our company’s energy costs while maximizing our sustainability.

Phase 1: Facility Upgrade

We are proud to work with some of the finest people in the distribution industry. These dedicated and motivated individuals uphold our company’s commitment to teamwork, integrity, and customer satisfaction. Leon Farmer & Company is known throughout the area as a quality employer. It is a true testament to our reputation that many of our employees have been with the company for more than 20 years.

Phase II: Gas Fleet

After an internal study of our fuel usage by vehicle, we developed a strategy to greatly reduce our gasoline consumption. At the end of 2008 we placed 16 new fuel-efficient vehicles on our highest mileage routes. These investments have greatly improved our fuel efficiency per route, thus reducing our carbon emissions.

Phase III: Diesel Fleet

We are proud of our state-of-the-art tractor-trailer fleet. However, the most modern diesel tractors leave a lot to be desired in the fuel efficiency department. That’s why we are exploring the possibility of hybrid tractors, which were recently introduced to the distribution transportation market as an alternative to regular diesel tractors.

Phase IV: Solar Energy

It is our long-term goal to make our warehouses energy self-sufficient. In 2008 we partnered with a solar power company to perform a feasibility study on our Athens facility, the results of which were encouraging. We hope to make this project a reality in the coming years.

Our Local Efforts

Leon Farmer & Company is committed to protecting and promoting the environment. We have actively worked with local recycling companies for years to minimize waste and promote clean communities. We have proudly sponsored the Green Life Expo, held at the Classic Center in Athens, GA, since its inception in 2009. It is an outstanding event that raises awareness and shares ideas on environmental stewardship. If you have ideas, opportunities or best practices you’d like to share with us, please let us know.