2015 Top 100 Growers: Wenke Greenhouses (No. 26)

2015 Top 100 Growers: Wenke Greenhouses (No. 26)

Operation Name: Wenke Greenhouses

Owner: Lisa Ambrosio

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City/State: Kalamazoo, Mich.

Environmentally controlled square footage: 2,395,800

Shade acreage: 1 acre

Field acreage: 5 acres

Crops:
Ornamental bedding plants: 65 percent
Plugs and propagation material: 20 percent
Vegetables: 10 percent
Herbs : 5 percent

Customers:
Independent garden centers: 30 percent
Wholesale florist/brokers: 30 percent
Landscapers: 20 percent
Other growers: 12 percent
Retail shop: 5 percent
Warehouse clubs: 3 percent