Green Life Farms not too long ago accomplished the acquisition of a 67-acre property in Wildwood, FL, the place it can assemble its fourth of 13 deliberate greenhouses in the Southeast U.S. Located in Sumter County, FL, the Wildwood farm will additional develop Green Life Farms’ market attain into central Florida, serving Orlando, Tampa, Ocala, and coastal communities.
Green Life Farms’ Wildwood location is slated to be its largest farm but – occupying 10 acres and rising greater than 6.5 million kilos of head lettuce and leafy greens annually. Construction is anticipated to start in any case permits are acquired and is anticipated to take roughly 14 months, with full operation slated for early 2024. The facility will use superior hydroponic expertise to develop premium leafy greens.
The property is positioned in an agricultural enterprise hall and gives easy accessibility to main transportation routes. A world company specializing in citrus and different fruits is positioned close by, offering potential collaboration alternatives to develop new crops. Expedited allowing, tax incentives for equipment and tools, and workforce coaching packages are additionally out there.
“We are proud to have the chance to introduce our contemporary, flavorful greens to further clients in Florida and past,” says Michael Ferree, Vice President of Green Life Farms. “The Wildwood farm will permit us to additional develop on our mission to encourage folks to decide on meals that’s good for his or her physique, household, group, and planet by making it simple to eat clear.”
Green Life Farms at present sells leafy greens at greater than 300 grocery shops, specialty markets, and eating places throughout Florida and past, together with internationally. It additionally sells herbs and leafy greens to a significant meal-kit supply service supplier underneath a long-term contract.
Green Life Farms’ course of combines expertise with agricultural greatest practices to develop premium leafy greens with a deal with sustainability, power effectivity, and environmental duty. Its flavorful produce is cultivated in clear, nutrient-rich oxygenated water in state-of-the-art greenhouses. Greens are harvested and packaged in a managed atmosphere to create the cleanest produce year-round and delivered regionally to make sure premium freshness and a small carbon footprint.
Donald Grandmaison Appointed as GM of Green Life Farms’ Babcock Ranch Facility
Green Life Farms additionally not too long ago named Donald Grandmaison as General Manager of the corporate’s Babcock Ranch facility. Grandmaison brings greater than 20 years of expertise to the position. Most not too long ago, he served as Sales and Marketing Manager for VividFarms/lef Farms Corp.
Grandmaison joins the corporate’s increasing staff with expertise in rising gross sales income, creating strategies for forecasting, coordinating provide and demand, and sustaining farm fertility and greenhouse methods. Known for his analytic drawback fixing, adaptability, interpersonal abilities, and humor, he was acknowledged as a “40 underneath 40 Rising Leader in the Food Industry” in each 2017 and 2019.
With greater than 20 years of expertise in greenhouse farming and a Bachelor of Science diploma in environmental horticulture, Grandmaison brings a useful mixture of schooling and experience to Green Life Farms. As the Sales and Marketing Manager for VividFarms/Lef Farms Corp., he developed a complete gross sales technique for retail companions, coordinated provide and demand from six areas, and led quarterly technique conferences. Prior to VividFarms, Grandmaison served because the Program/Product Specialist for Pleasant View Gardens, the place he gained 4 “Make a Difference” awards, and General Manager of Dimond Hill Farm, the place he created crop planning, harvest projections, and oversaw the day-to-day operations.
Green Life Farms Expands in Florida, Adds New Leadership