Green Life Farms Erects Framing for Flagship Hydroponic Greenhouse
Boynton Beach, FL (February 15, 2019) – Green Life Farms has begun erecting the steel structure of its state- of-the-art hydroponic greenhouse in Boynton Beach, FL, an important construction milestone as the company prepares to begin commercial operations in the first half of 2019. Once operational, the hydroponic greenhouse, slated to be the largest indoor hydroponic produce grower in the southeast, will offer baby leafy greens to supermarkets, restaurants, cruise ships and other distributors throughout the region year-round.
“Excitement continues to build as we work towards beginning commercial operations in the next few months,” said Mike Ferree, Vice President, Green Life Farms. “Grocery partners, consumers, local officials, and other future clients are impressed with the construction progress. We can’t wait to ‘open our doors’ to this larger community. Demand is very strong for produce that is grown locally using sustainable farming practices and free from pesticides and contaminants.”
Construction of the Green Life Farms’ flagship facility began in 2018; when complete, the greenhouse and packing facility will occupy nearly 3 acres and produce approximately 750,000 pounds of premium leafy green produce per year.
Green Life Farms’ hydroponic greenhouse will feature innovative Deep-Water Floating Raft Technology (FRT) from Hydronov, an industry leader in the hydroponic space with more than 30 years of experience. FRT helps to conserve water, using the oxygenated clean water in which the plants grow as a conveyer system, eliminating the costs and maintenance associated with mechanical conveyers. The FRT system leads to higher productivity, producing up to 18 crop harvests per year versus the five harvests per year with soil-based greenhouse growers.
In preparation for commercial operations, Green Life Farms recently hired its sales director and head grower. Once operational, the hydroponic greenhouse will employ approximately 16 additional people in the state-of- the-art facility.
Green Life Farms produce will set new standards for cleanliness, freshness, and taste. Grown locally, using sustainable farming practices combined with the most advanced AgTech practices, and kept free from pesticides and contaminants, Green Life Farms baby leafy greens are good for the body, family, community, and planet.