May 6, 2011
City: Detroit Lakes, Minn.
Environmentally controlled square footage: 1,611,720
Percentage of production space under permanent environmentally controlled structure devoted to each crop:
Ornamental bedding plants - 75%
Plugs and propagation material - 12%
Container perennials - 5%
Flowering potted plants - 5%
Potted foliage - 1%
Herbs - 1%
Vegetables - 1%
What’s the best way to describe your greenhouse operation and its role in contract growing?
We contract other growers to produce material for us.
Percentage of sales by customer:
Mass merchandisers - 65%
Home improvement chains - 9%
Independent garden centers - 5%
Retail florists - 5%
Warehouse clubs - 5%
Wholesale florists/brokers - 5%
Your own retail shop - 5%
Supermarket chains - 1%