This is one of the profiles in an ongoing series covering next generation agriculture. We are seeing an increased trend for indoor farming across the United States and around the world. This is a positive trend given that local farming reduces adverse CO2 emissions from moving food long distances. If you would like us to review and profile your company, just let us know! Contact Us.
Company Profile: Bolton Farms
Bolton Farms is a hydroponic greenhouse that produces a variety of leafy greens and vegetables.
Here is some of the “About Us” content: Bolton Farms is a hydroponic greenhouse facility in Hilton, NY. We pride ourselves in growing the safest, highest quality produce with seldom use of pesticides. Our nutritious and delicious product line includes spicy micro greens, fancy lettuces, herbs, greens, green beans, chards and heirloom tomatoes. With innovative growing techniques and sound business practices we can provide a consistent, year round supply of absolutely fresh produce.
We have created the perfect growing environment for our produce, ensuring the optimum growing conditions to produce a beautiful, tender, dirt-free, flavorful product. We utilize beneficial insects, "good bugs" to eat the "bad bugs".
Hydroponics is a method of growing produce without the use of soil. Instead, the roots of the plants are suspended in nutrient rich water. These growing techniques enable us to grow wonderful products all year, even in cold, snowy upstate New York.
You can feel good about purchasing healthy food from a local farmer that cares about the environment. Bolton Farms is committed to serving as a model of environmental responsibility.
Here is the link to learn more: http://boltonhydroponics.com/.
To date, the cost of man made lighting has been a barrier for indoor agriculture. A new generation of LED lighting provides cost effective opportunities for farmers to deliver local produce. Warehouses and greenhouses are both viable structures for next generation agriculture. Here is one example of next generation made in USA LED grow light technology to help farmers: Commercial LED Grow Lights.