Shenandoah Growers a U.S. leader in indoor USDA certified organic agriculture, has begun harvests at its next generation BioFarm facilities in Rockingham and Elkwood, Virginia. The company will now grow, pack and ship locally grown, premium quality organic produce from its sustainable indoor farms to its customers in the Mid-Atlantic region 365 days a year.
The Rockingham BioFarm will supply 100% of Shenandoah's basil in the Mid-Atlantic region, marking the transition away from traditional field production. The Elkwood BioFarm will supply the company's new line of local organic lettuces to Mid-Atlantic customers.
"Being able to grow the totality of our basil demand inside our pack house and not fly or truck hundreds or thousands of miles from the field was inconceivable when I entered the business over 20 years ago," says Tim Heydon, CEO.
The company is in the process of accelerating its indoor farming capacity with a clearly defined plan to deploy additional next generation USDA certified organic Biofarms across its entire national platform of operating locations.