Grower Direct Farms
March 12, 2010
City: Somers, Conn.
Owner: Len and Elaine VanWingerden
Environmentally controlled square footage: 785,000
Shade house square footage: 217,800
Field production square footage: 516,000
Number of offshore facilities: 0
Percentage of production space under permanent environmentally controlled structure devoted to each crop:
|Ornamental bedding plants||71%|
|Flowering potted plants||20%|
Which stores do you serve? Home Depot, Sam's Club, Walmart, Whole Foods, Big Y, Shaws, independent garden centers
If your operation does have a renewable energy system, how does its efficiency compare to the fossil-fuel systems you've used in the past?
The renewable system is equally efficient.