Shenandoah Growers, a USDA-certified organic indoor farming company, delivers fresh and delicious produce to its customers in more than 18,000 retail locations. The Virginia-based indoor grower is making good on its mission to provide organic, sustainable, affordable, and accessible food. In doing so, they are poised to become the world’s top consumer brand of USDA-certified organic produce.
The company’s That’s Tasty™ products include six varieties of locally grown organic lettuce, 11 flavors of organic herb purees, 11 kinds of organic living herbs designed to grow in the kitchen between snips of herbaceous goodness, and 33 varieties of organic fresh-cut herbs.
Shenandoah uses a unique, proprietary bioponic growing method in an end-to-end controlled environment, reducing the cost of raising crops by using the ideal amount of soil, water, and organic nutrients to maximize plant growth. Shenandoah is proud to grow its products in real soil, utilizing a proprietary system for producing their own nitrogen, eliminating the need for fertilizers.
While indoor agriculture is inherently more environmentally sustainable, making it affordable takes a lot of hard work, especially for farms seeking USDA certification. It can be a long, complex, and expensive process. “Keeping organic requires proprietary technology, which we have, as well as deep knowledge of the biology that actually makes a plant grow,” Geiger said. “We call our knowledge ‘grow how’ because we are farming nerds, and this is what we care about.
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