GMO free USDA Organic pepper

June 21, 2015

Non-GMO Label Helps Great Lakes Growers Stay Ahead Of The Curve

When Great Lakes Growers made the decision to become non-GMO certified earlier this year, it wasn’t for philosophical reasons, nor was it to make a higher profit. Rather, says Tim Ryan, co-partner at Great Lakes Growers along with John Bonner, it was completely consumer driven.

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ArmstrongGrowers Hanging Basket Area

March 12, 2015

Armstrong Growers And Pike Farms Grow With Sustainable Solutions

Rebuilding and retrofitting greenhouses has been key to Armstrong Growers’ expansion on the West Coast, and Pike Farms will follow the same business model on the East Coast. The four-acre wholesale operation that is currently Pike Farms produces only about 5 percent at the most of Pike Nurseries’ retail garden center needs; however, that’s going to change in the next couple of years.

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Metrolina Greenhouses Loading-Dock

March 12, 2015

Metrolina Greenhouses Expands With High- And Low-Tech Structures

Heralded as one of the most automated greenhouse operations in the U.S., Metrolina Greenhouses continues to build in Huntersville, N.C., and York, S.C. Art Van Wingerden, chief operating officer and co-owner of Metrolina Greenhouses, estimates that as his big box customers continue to grow at a 3 to 5 percent rate, so will Metrolina Greenhouses’ growing facilities to keep up with demand.

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Pleasant View Gardens New Expansion

March 10, 2015

Pleasant View Gardens Transitions Old-School Hoop Houses To One Energy-Efficient Facility

A new production expansion optimizes labor efficiency and adds growing space, while optimizing energy use.

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January 28, 2015

Innovation Drives Growth At Plantpeddler

Mike and Rachel Gooder, owners of Plantpeddler, a 400,000-square-foot, multi-divisional greenhouse tucked away in Cresco, Iowa, have a unique foresight that allows them to turn potential into profitable reality.

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January 5, 2015

Growers Are Successfully Marketing The Benefits Of Plants

Growers who are already marketing plant benefits and gardening as a lifestyle say they think this could be the best angle for the floriculture industry to promote our products.

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November 24, 2014

Succession Planning For Growers

Succession planning is a sensitive subject, but one that needs to be addressed when deciding on your operation's legacy. Greenhouse Grower caught up with two growers who shared their process and provided tips for a smooth transition.

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September 26, 2014

Great Things In Store For North Creek Nurseries

With a brand new greenhouse in the works and lean flow manufacturing boosting its bottom line, North Creek Nurseries ventures into a new era of growing for its customers.

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September 15, 2014

Defining Precision Horticulture

Growing with precision is part of greenhouse growing, but growers can save time, labor and money and improve crop quality with automation, equipment and process optimization.

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August 27, 2014

2014 Head Grower Of The Year Ivan Tchakarov: An Enthusiastic Leader

Greenhouse Grower’s 2014 Grower of the Year Ivan Tchakarov accepts challenges, embraces the latest technology and leads his team with a positive attitude.

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August 27, 2014

Henry Mast Greenhouses/Masterpiece Flower Company Builds Partnerships That Stand The Test Of Time

Greenhouse Grower’s 2014 Operation of the Year builds long-standing, mutually beneficial customer relationships that last.

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June 27, 2014

Gotham Greens Takes Locally Grown Produce To A Whole New Level

Gotham Greens broke the boundaries of agriculture by building the country’s first commercial-scale rooftop greenhouse operation in Brooklyn, N.Y. Now it’s taking that vision further with two more locations and contracts to build in more cities.

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