Green Life Farms has completed the purchase of a 67-acre property in Wildwood, Florida, where it will construct the fourth of 13 planned farms in the Southeast. The Wildwood farm will further expand Green Life Farms’ market reach into central Florida, serving Orlando, Tampa, Ocala and other coastal communities.
Green Life Farms’ Wildwood location is slated to be its largest farm yet – occupying 10 acres and growing over 6.5 million pounds of head lettuce and leafy greens each year. Construction is anticipated to begin after all permits are acquired and is expected to take 14 months to build, with full operation slated for early 2024.
The facility will use advanced hydroponic technology to grow premium leafy greens without pesticides, additives or GMOs.
The property is located in an Agricultural Business Corridor and provides easy access to major transportation routes. A global corporation specializing in citrus and other fruits is located nearby, providing potential collaboration opportunities to develop new crops. Expedited permitting, tax incentives for machinery and equipment and workforce training programs are also available.
“We are proud to have the opportunity to introduce our fresh, flavorful greens to additional customers in Florida and beyond,” said Michael Ferree, VP of Green Life Farms. “The Wildwood farm will allow us to further expand on our mission to encourage people to choose food that’s good for their body, family, community and planet by making it easy to eat clean.”
The company sells leafy greens at more than 300 grocery stores, specialty markets and restaurants across Florida and beyond, including internationally. Green Life Farms also sells herbs and leafy greens to a major meal-kit delivery service provider under a long-term contract.
Green Life Farms product offerings include basil, chives, cilantro, dill, mint, parsley, oregano, rosemary, sage, tarragon, thyme, butterhead lettuce, baby romaine, baby arugula, baby kale, baby spinach and Farmer’s Blend.
Its process combines technology with agricultural best practices to grow premium leafy greens with a focus on sustainability, energy efficiency and environmental responsibility. The produce is cultivated in nutrient-rich oxygenated water in greenhouses.
Greens are harvested and packaged in a controlled environment to create produce year-round and delivered locally to ensure freshness and a small carbon footprint.
For more information, visit GreenLifeFarms.ag.