May 3, 2011
City: Allentown, N.J.
Environmentally controlled square footage: 845,000
Percentage of production space under permanent environmentally controlled structure devoted to each crop:
|Ornamental bedding plants - 44%|
|Flowering potted plants - 10%|
|Container perennials - 5%|
|Herbs - 1%|
|Plugs and propagation material - 35%|
|Vegetables - 5%|
What’s the best way to describe your greenhouse operation and its role in contract growing?
We sell 100 percent of our material direct so none of the above.
Is contract growing a healthy way to do business?
Percentage of sales by customer:
|Independent garden centers - 45%|
|Other growers - 25%|
|Retail florists - 10%|
|Wholesale florists/brokers - 25%|