Spring Born, a 2.5-acre organic greenhouse in Colorado, welcomes Danielle Davis, the new director of marketing and sales, and Josh Budka, the new head grower, to the team.
Davis is a food systems, marketing, and sales expert with more than a decade of experience within fresh produce, meat, and seafood. She is also well-versed in Controlled Environment Agriculture “CEA,” previously leading a food business consulting agency and working for other high-tech farms. Budka, head grower, holds a Horticulture Science degree from Purdue University. Before Spring Born, he worked at various indoor farming operations and conducted research for universities and governmental agencies.
Left to right: Danielle Davis, Josh Budka and Charles Barr.
Spring Born’s initial retail and foodservice offerings are grown in organic peat (unique in the CEA industry) using 90% less water than large-scale outdoor farms. Spring Born is a fully automated and USDA-certified organic indoor farm in the Intermountain West and is wholly owned and operated by Barr. This proprietorship allows the company flexibility in product development and responsiveness to customers without sign-off from additional stakeholders.
Spring Born is a fully automated and USDA-certified organic indoor farm in the Intermountain West.
“We’ve just finished tweaking the environment and testing various cultivars to determine which we want to grow in our greenhouse,” says Budka.
“We’re listening and reacting to the ever-changing customer and consumer needs,” says Davis. “Using natural sunlight and an organic soil medium to grow greens just makes sense. We’re having fun wowing customers and cooks with the freshness and flavor of our greens.”