Elzinga and Hoeksema Greenhouses
May 3, 2011
City: Portage, Mich.
Environmentally controlled square footage: 1,393,920
Percentage of production space under permanent environmentally controlled structure devoted to each crop:
|Ornamental bedding plants - 65%|
|Flowering potted plants - 10%|
|Fresh cut flowers - 1%|
|Herbs - 7%|
|Plugs and propagation material - 2%|
|Vegetables - 15%|
Percentage of sales by customer.
|Home improvement chains - 2|
|Independent garden centers - 5|
|Retail florists - 1|
|Supermarket chains - 92|
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.
What percentage of the crops you sell are produced by other greenhouse operations as part of contract growing relationships?