May 6, 2011
City: Kalamazoo, Mich.
Environmentally controlled square footage: 1,829,520
Percentage of production space under permanent environmentally controlled structure devoted to each crop:
Ornamental bedding plants - 72%
Plugs and propagation material - 20%
Vegetables - 6%
Herbs - 2%
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 AND contract other growers to produce material for us.
Percentage of sales by customer:
Independent garden centers - 55%
Wholesale florists/brokers - 20%
Other - 15%
Other growers - 5%
Your own retail shop - 5%