Announcements

Job offersmore »





Tweeting Growers

Top 5 - yesterday

  • No news has been published yesterday.

Top 5 - last week

Top 5 - last month

Exchange ratesmore »




grower of local produce generates $2 million in annual sales, owns 27 greenhouses

US (TX): Bluebonnet Hydroponic Farms expands operations

Bluebonnet Hydroponic Farms was started with the purchase of used greenhouses and a 2.5-acre parcel outside San Antonio, TX. The farm,owned by the Anderson family, tested out various crops to see what could grow well on the property and eventually decided to grow lettuces, herbs and microgreens. As the business started to take off, the farm began selling to various supermarkets such as HED, Whole Foods and Kroger’s. The farm also sells to local chefs.

Since the farm’s inception, the Andersons have purchased additional land and now have 27 greenhouses. Currently, the couple is converting six greenhouses to grow more Bibb lettuce to sell to supermarkets.

“We had three greenhouses up and running with Bibb, but that wasn’t enough (to meet demand),” David said.

Currently, Bluebonnet generates $2 million in annual sales. The farm remains a family endeavor, and now employs 15 people, who help seed and harvest weekly.


Click here for a complete interview with Bluebonnet Hydroponic Farms at Seedstock.com


Publication date: 11/5/2013

 

 
 
tweet
 
share

email
   
print
 
subscribe

 

Other news in this sector:

5/26/2016 Australian boy (13) grows world's longest cucumber
5/26/2016 Belgium: Lettuce price collapsed
5/26/2016 Turkish growers improve production and efficiency to counter crisis
5/25/2016 Canada: LED interlighting enhances winter tomato production at Elmira
5/24/2016 UK: Valley Grown Nurseries open new glasshouse in Nazeing
5/24/2016 US (FL): Tomato farm fined $1.4 million for underpaying locals
5/24/2016 "Send seeds to Crete"
5/23/2016 US: Coachella pepper harvest coming in strong
5/23/2016 Grow Group Azerbaijan to expand by 15 hectares
5/23/2016 Azerbaijani greenhouse (30 ha) supplies to Russia
5/20/2016 Ugandan tomato grower increases yield with open greenhouse
5/20/2016 UK: Who's got the biggest tomato of them all?
5/20/2016 UC (CT): Mushroom farmer grows hydroponic lettuce in empty greenhouses
5/20/2016 US (OH): Cleveland urban farms are "small but mighty"
5/19/2016 "More and earlier root development"
5/19/2016 Why Roman Abramovich’s son got into cucumber cultivation
5/19/2016 Mexico: Continuous growth in protected agriculture
5/19/2016 Canada: Whitehorse grower debuts hydroponic greens in Yukon
5/18/2016 US (NY): Organic grower brings micro greens to Poughkeepsie
5/17/2016 US (CA): Virtual tour of Ouroborus Aquaponic Farm