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Hydroponic Greenhouse Putting Down Roots in Indiana

November 30, 2020
By: Jennifer McGraw

SOUTH BEND, IN, November 30, 2020 – Situated strategically at the crossroads of America, Pure Green Farms is set to begin growing, packaging and distributing fresh leafy greens in February of 2021. The new 4-acre hydroponic indoor farm will employ the most advanced technology available in a safe and sustainable environment year-round. South Bend Indiana is home to the new large-scale facility, which plans to supply over 8 million retail units in their first year with room to quadruple in size in the future.

 

Operations at Pure Green Farms are the most efficient in the greenhouse sector.  With the use of sun and minimal reliance on artificial light, energy efficiency is maximized. As the greens grow, automated gutters move and adjust to allow for increased spacing between plants thus achieving space efficiency throughout the facility. Labor efficiency is significantly improved through their automatic seeding, harvesting and packing technology, which results in a hand-free process. This holistic efficiency-farming approach has shaped Pure Green Farms’ vision for bringing fresh produce to their consumer in an innovate way.

 

“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 of Pure Green Farms. “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.”

 

The highest standards of food safety are upheld while allowing this farm to operate economically and at excellent speed. Pure Green Farms, a vertically integrated company, will deliver product to the shelf significantly faster than traditionally grown greens. The indoor farm environment is pesticide-free and uses less water than traditional farms, meaning greens will be fresher, crispier and have a longer shelf life. Unique, high-quality varieties distributed to a select region will minimize shrink and overall waste to make Pure Green Farms one of the most sustainable farms in the country that provides the consistent supply that customers expect. 

 

Look for product launch in February 2021.

 

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About Pure Green Farms

Launching in 2021, Pure Green Farms grows, packs and ships leafy greens hands-free in the Midwest.  Their purpose is to grow responsible fresh produce through innovative farming.  Located in South Bend, Indiana, the farm uses environmentally friendly practices to grow their greens through its high-tech, climate-controlled space and hydroponic growing system to produce the highest quality of leafy greens for their customers year-round. Pure Green Farms’ vision is to reimagine the way of farming with their innovative technology to provide fresh produce consumers can trust.