Costa Farms

City: Goulds, Fla.


Environmentally controlled square footage: 6,317,102 (includes 566,280 offshore)

Percentage of production space under permanent environmentally controlled structure devoted to each crop:
Ornamental bedding plants–35%
Potted foliage–50%
Plugs and propagation material–15%

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
Home improvement chains–60%
Independent garden centers–2%
Mass merchandisers–15%
Other growers–3%
Supermarket chains–5%
Warehouse clubs–15%

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