We’ve come a long way since the company was founded in a single, 300 square-foot greenhouse in early 2011. We now operate an 80,000 square-foot state-of-the-art Hydroponic greenhouse, however we are currently underway with construction of an 80,000 square foot addition scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2019.
If you’ve ever driven by our greenhouse and wonder why our greenhouse is glowing pink, trust your eyes…it is not an illusion. The “pink” lights you see are actually our LED growing lights. Science has proven that plants respond well to specific wavelengths of light, and LED lights have the ability to produce wavelength-specific light. The two most important wavelengths of light are RED and BLUE because these two colors help photosynthesis, stem elongation inhibition, and leaf expansion. The combination of the RED and BLUE lights running together actually result in the pink/purple color you see!
Why A Hydroponic Greenhouse?
From product consistency and resource conservation, to food SAFETY and better nutritional value, there are many benefits to growing lettuce and herbs hydroponically!
We can grow nearly 20 times the amount of hydroponic produce in the same space as traditional field farming. This means we can grow our lettuces and herbs much closer to heavily populated areas since we do not require all the extra space.
In addition, because hydroponic plants get the perfect amount of nutrients, water and oxygen, they grow 25% faster than they do in traditional soil farming. All of our products are locally grown in our Burton, Ohio greenhouse, our produce has substantially less “food miles” before it arrives on your plate. The fact is 80%-90% of the domestic lettuce supply is grown in California, Arizona, or Mexico!
Hydroponic crops require much less water than the same crops grown in soil – up to 90% less in some cases! Our hydroponic irrigation techniques optimize water usage, giving the plants just what they need while conserving this valuable resource.
There’s absolutely no dirt or soil used in our growing process, which ensures you get the cleanest produce possible. The special porous growing media we use does the job much better, delivering all the nutrition to the plant using water as our media, which keeps it clean!
We use NO chemicals or pesticides in our growing operation, which is good news for the environment and our bodies. In addition, everything plant we produce is 100% Non-GMO CERITFIED!