Aris & Silverleaf Come to Herb Agreement
On Sept. 12, 2022, Scott Schaefer, president & CEO of Aris Horticulture Inc., announced an agreement between Silverleaf Greenhouses Inc. and Aris’ Green Leaf Plants Division to take on its herb business and execute as per the 2023 plan. Silverleaf has sold its facilities to a recreational cannabis operator.
To ensure continuity and better serve customers, the agreement also provides for Larry Silverman, owner, to provide transition consulting. Silverman states that “I am looking forward to working with the Aris Green Leaf team to provide transitional assistance and future support for the continued supply of high-quality herbs to my customers.”
Silverleaf has an extensive herb offering with over 200 varieties while Green Leaf offers more than 100 herb varieties. Silverleaf’s product line includes split 102’s (51 cell), 2.5 inch pots and custom 4 inch pots; these will be added to the Green Leaf Product offering over the next two weeks. Green Leaf’s herb program remains unchanged.
Blair Hoey, managing director of Green Leaf Plants, states that “effective September 26, 2022, Green Leaf’s distributor partners may place orders under existing terms and conditions subject to Green Leaf’s pricing and availability”. In order to accommodate the short transfer lead time, two Silverleaf programs, Scented Geraniums and Mixed Herb trays, will be suspended for 2023.
The combined product line offering will provide an excellent opportunity for distributors and end-customers to benefit from one-stop shopping, Green Leaf’s Annual Earned Discount Program (AED), and continuing to receive high quality young plants. Green Leaf Plants is a leading supplier of perennial young plants with a strong position in herbs. All new orders will be produced at the Green Leaf Plants facility in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.