Green Life Farms is constructing its second hydroponic greenhouse in Lake City, Florida. The 24-acre parcel of land will house a state-of-the-art hydroponic technology that will grow leafy greens in oxygenated water – without soil- and Green Life Farms will then harvest and package them in a controlled environment. This reduces risk of contamination and preserves flavor and freshness. The facility is expected to be operational in early 2022.
“Following our very successful launch in South Florida, we are proud to announce this new facility to serve North Central Florida - the Jacksonville, Gainesville, and Tallahassee regions,” said Forrest Sawlaw, COO, Green Life Farms. “In light of ongoing food safety concerns across the country, now more than ever customers are looking for locally grown, clean produce. Our innovative hydroponic technology will deliver the cleanest and freshest leafy greens, all free from GMOs, pesticides and contaminants.”
The greenhouse will produce 18 harvests each year, using 90% less water than traditional farming. Within a few days of harvest, customers will receive their produce locally.
- Green Life Farms anticipates construction of the new Lake City facility to create 80 jobs
- Once commercial operations begin, the organization expects to hire 20 to 28 full-time employees and grow 3 million pounds of leafy greens annually in its state-of-the-art facility, using the latest agricultural innovations to keep its greens fresh, and its carbon footprint small.
- Green Life Farms’ process combines technology with agricultural best practices to grow premium leafy greens, with a focus on sustainability, energy efficiency, and environmental responsibility.