So before harvest gets here, we have two big projects for this year. 1) complying with the new regulatory laws that require a containment structure for bulk fuel storage and 2) readying ourselves for an inspection of our farm to be certified by the Food Alliance organization.
In the event you were interested where the majority of farmers store their crops, this is what the commerical storage containers look like. Pictured here are the storage containers for Pacific Northwest Farmers Co-op in Genesee.
Anyway, the point of having a fuel containment structure is to help protect the environment in the event of a major spillage and a concrete barrier is constructed around the fuel tank. Ultimately this is what it should look like.