Shenandoah Growers Opens USDA Certified Facility in Virginia
Shenandoah Growers, Rockingham, Virginia, has begun harvesting 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 customers in the Mid-Atlantic region 365 days a year.
Shenandoah’s sustainable growing technology uses bioactive soil and fresh water, just like in nature, producing healthy organic plants and delivering on the company’s mission to reduce its carbon footprint and lead in environmental stewardship.
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.
For more information, visit www.shenandoahgrowers.com.