May 3, 2011
City: Kalamazoo, Mich.
Environmentally controlled square footage: 913,000
Percentage of production space under permanent environmentally controlled structure devoted to each crop:
Ornamental bedding plants - 86%
Container perennials - 2%
Herbs - 2%
Plugs and propagation material - 5%
Vegetables - 5%
What’s the best way to describe your greenhouse operation and its role in contract growing?
We produce plant material for other growers through contracts.
What percentage of all the crops you grow are produced for other growers as part of a contract growing relationship?
50 to 75 percent
Percentage of sales by customer:
Independent garden centers - 20% Other growers - 50% Wholesale florists/brokers - 30%
Independent garden centers - 20%
Other growers - 50%
Wholesale florists/brokers - 30%