Inside Shenandoah: Transforming Organic Herb Production
Shenandoah Growers, the largest retail grower of organic herbs in the United States, has deployed thousands of Fluence LED systems in its state-of-the-art vertical farm and greenhouse facilities. With the new Fluence lighting systems, Shenandoah Growers boosted crop yield and quality while reducing land, water and fertilizer resources.
“We are seeing a more flavorful, aromatic and robust crop with thicker leaves and increased stem structure under the new lighting systems from Fluence,” said Bob Hoffman, Chief Science Officer at Shenandoah Growers. “Fluence has helped us achieve our goal of increasing crop production while being both environmentally and economically sustainable.”
With a growing need for organic culinary herb production, the company began planning and construction for a new state-of-the-art greenhouse, vertical farm and regional distribution model in 2014.