[ Greenhouse Grower ] April 2014

In This Issue

Circle Fresh Farms Aims To Deliver Local Produce To Consumers Nationwide

In the last three years, Circle Fresh Farms has built its growing network to 20 acres of greenhouse space, serving up local, organic, hydroponic vegetables to high-end grocers like Whole Foods and upscale restaurants in Colorado. Circle Fresh Farms is well on its way toward fulfilling an ambitious expansion plan, to supply local markets in cities nationwide.

Vegetables: Back Where We Started

The ornamental bedding plant industry really started with vegetable growers in the ’60s and ’70s. So while ornamental growers are looking for the next big thing, it’s not all that surprising that many of you are taking a look back at the potential of produce.

8 Vegetables You Should Try

Packed with old-fashioned flavor and modern productivity, your customers are sure to fall for these new veggies.

California Drought May Create Water Crisis

California is experiencing one of its driest years in history, and growers all over the state are searching for the best way to handle higher water costs and possible water use restrictions.

The Case For Locally Grown

A growing consumer desire for locally grown produce is one reason greenhouse ornamentals producers should consider vegetable production.

Producing Hydroponic Culinary Herbs

Switching over to tomato, cucumber or pepper production can be a big change for any greenhouse. These crops have long production cycles and may not fit as easily into windows of opportunity between ornamental production cycles. However, culinary herbs are a relatively quick and can easily be grown in simple hydroponic systems.

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