Lake City, FLA. – Green Life Farms announced on April 1 that it was building a second hydroponic greenhouse in Flavin Lake City.
Hydroponic technology allows green life farms to grow leafy greens in antioxidant water – without soil – and then harvest them and assemble them in a controlled environment, reducing the risk of contamination and preserving flavor and freshness.
Following the success of its flagship hydroponic greenhouse at Lakeworth, Fla., And significant customer demand for its products, the new greenhouse will be 400,000 square feet and is expected to begin business operations in early 2022.
“Following our successful launch in South Florida, we are proud to announce this new facility to serve the North Central Florida – Jacksonville, Keynesville and Tallahassee regions,” said Forrest Chawla, CEO of Green Life Farms. “In light of the ongoing food safety concerns across the country, consumers are now more than ever looking for locally grown, cleaner products. Our innovative hydroponic technology provides clean and refreshing leafy greens that are all free from GMOs, pesticides and contaminants.”
Green Life Farms will incorporate special ozone water management technology to filter, purify and store rainwater for use in the growing process, and Florida will rely on sunlight – meaning the facility will use significantly less natural resources.
The new greenhouse can produce 18 crops each year and use 90% less water than conventional farming. At full maturity, the greens are moved slowly using a floating conveyor system to harvest, cool and pack to reach customers within a few days of being harvested, instead of 8 to 10 days to pick up products that are normally grown to reach customers.
Green Life Farms’ products include Baby Arugula, Baby Kale, Baby Romaine, Farmer’s Mix and Butterhead Lettuce, which are currently sold at more than 120 grocery stores across South Florida.