Bergen’s Greenhouses

City: Detroit Lakes, Minn.

Website: BergensGreenhouses.com

Environmentally controlled square footage: 1,611,720

Percentage of production space under permanent environmentally controlled structure devoted to each crop:
Ornamental bedding plants–75%
Plugs and propagation material–12%
Container perennials–5%
Flowering potted plants–5%
Potted foliage–1%
Herbs–1%
Vegetables–1%

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.

Percentage of sales by customer:
Mass merchandisers–65%
Home improvement chains–9%
Independent garden centers–5%
Retail florists–5%
Warehouse clubs–5%
Wholesale florists/brokers–5%
Your own retail shop–5%
Supermarket chains - 1%

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