Pure Green Farms Puts Down Roots in Indiana
SOUTH BEND, IN - Pure Green Farms, a 4-acre hydroponic indoor farm, is preparing to enter into the leafy greens sector. The company is planning to grow, package, and distribute products starting February 2021, with the hopes of suppling over eight million retail units.
“We’re excited to grow our leafy greens right here in the Midwest all year long. Our growing and packing systems will be the most advanced in the industry, allowing for no human hands touching the product,” says Joe McGuire, CEO. “This will not only help streamline our process, but also gives our customers peace of mind that they are getting their greens safely and sooner for a better-quality experience.”
According to a press release, the new operation in South Bend, Indiana, is situated strategically and employs advanced technology to promote a safe and sustainable environment in which to grow its leafy greens. With the use of sun and minimal reliance on artificial light, energy efficiency is maximized, the company noted.
As the greens grow, automated gutters move and adjust to allow for increased spacing between plants. This helps the company achieve space efficiency throughout the facility. Labor efficiency is also significantly improved through Pure Green’s automatic seeding, harvesting, and packing technology.
Food safety is also top of mind for Pure Green. The indoor farm environment is pesticide-free and uses less water, meaning Pure Green’s products are fresh, crisp, and offer the buy-side a long shelf life. Unique, high-quality varieties distributed to a select region will minimize shrink and overall waste.
Stick around to see how else Pure Green Farms is set to offer value to its retail partners.