Elzinga and Hoeksema Greenhouses

City: Portage, Mich.

Website: ElzingaGreenhouses.com

Environmentally controlled square footage:
1,393,920

Percentage of production space under permanent environmentally controlled structure devoted to each crop:

Ornamental bedding plants65%
Flowering potted plants10%
Fresh cut flowers1%
Herbs7%
Plugs and propagation material2%
Vegetables15%

Percentage of sales by customer.

Home improvement chains2
Independent garden centers5
Retail florists1
Supermarket chains92

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.

What percentage of the crops you sell are produced by other greenhouse operations as part of contract growing relationships?

5-10 percent

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