Shenandoah Growers Deploying Indoor Farming Nationwide
Shenandoah Growers, Inc. (SGI), the leading grower and marketer of certified organic fresh herbs for retail in the U.S., announces the attainment of another milestone in the company's drive to fundamentally change the way highly perishable produce is grown and distributed. Leveraging a proprietary combination of automated greenhouses and indoor LED vertical grow rooms to produce over 30 million certified organic plants per year, SGI brings a third indoor growing facility online. The new facility, located in Texas, is the latest component of SGI's innovative hub-and-spoke farming and distribution system, and only the most recent step in the company's three-year, multi-million-dollar nationwide expansion of indoor farming.
The company's latest indoor growing facility takes its place in a system that is quickly scalable for market growth, allowing Shenandoah Growers to locally deliver certified organic superior flavor and shelf life at a fraction of the capital cost of other indoor farms.
"This indoor farm, and the two others in our system, are critical elements of how Shenandoah Growers is transforming the way perishable produce is grown and distributed," said Timothy Heydon, CEO of Shenandoah Growers. "Shenandoah Growers focuses continually on innovation. With the integration of our modular indoor growing technology into our existing national footprint, we can grow amazing certified organic produce that delivers fresh flavor to consumers in a sustainable way, minimizing inputs of water, bio-media, land resources, and food miles. We are proud to be a part of transforming agriculture production and distribution for the future."
Shenandoah Gowers' Rockingham, Virginia farm complex serves as the eastern hub of a nationwide growing system. With a farming and supply chain platform spanning the country, the company's unique indoor farms cover the Mid-Atlantic, Midwest and South Central markets. Shenandoah Growers continues the expansion of its farms, greenhouses and the implementation of an indoor farming hub and spoke system on the West Coast, with completion expected in 2018.
About Shenandoah Growers
Founded over 26 years ago and headquartered in Rockingham Virginia, Shenandoah Growers is a leading grower and marketer of fresh organic culinary herbs in the United States. The company's mission is to bring fresh healthy flavor to food. Customer-driven with an expertise and passion for fresh flavor, the company has over 1,200 associates working across a nationally integrated platform of farms, production facilities and logistics operating in 11 states.
For more information, visit www.FreshHerbs.com.
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