From product consistency to resource conservation to better nutritional value, there are many benefits to growing lettuce and herbs hydroponically. For example, we can grow nearly 20 times the amount of hydroponic produce in the same space as traditional field farming. This means we can grow our lettuces and herbs much closer to heavily populated areas since we do not require all the extra space.
Plus, our climate-controlled greenhouse ensures consistent crop quality, allows the best possible nutritional value and makes fresh, tasty produce available all year round.
Our mission at Great Lakes Growers is simple: To provide the absolute cleanest, freshest, locally grown produce in the Midwest. We do not strive to follow best practices, our goal is to set the standard for what “Fresh” means. We use no chemical pesticides or herbicides in our processes and are committed to providing the safest produce to our customers.
There’s absolutely no dirt or soil used in our growing process, which ensures you get the cleanest produce possible. The special porous growing media we use does the job much better, delivering all the nutrition to the plant using water as our media, which keeps it clean!
Our hydroponic crops use no chemical herbicides or pesticides, which is good news for both the environment and our bodies. Chemical herbicides are not needed because weeds and their seeds do not compete for our greenhouse space. The fully enclosed building also helps keep pesky insects out, so we don’t need to use pesticides to protect the plants.
Because hydroponic plants get the perfect amount of nutrients, water and oxygen, they grow 25% faster than they do in traditional soil farming. Because our products are locally grown in our Burton, Ohio greenhouse, our produce has substantially less “food miles” before it arrives on your plate. The fact is 80%-90% of the domestic lettuce supply is grown in California, Arizona, or Mexico!