Forward Greens indoor farming makes harvest to table in 48 hours or less possibleby DAVIS BROWN PRC Agency
Forward Greens Launches Indoor Farming in Oregon and Washington
New, clever-tech farming has arrived in the Pacific Northwest! Upstart produce farm Forward Greens (www.forewardgreens.com)- formerly West Village Farms- recently repurposed a former HP printer factory in Vancouver, Washington to create an indoor farm. At Forward Greens, food is grown up, not out, meaning that growing trays are stacked high- towering under the cavernous 28 foot ceiling of the old printer factory. The Forward Greens vertical farm has many advantages over traditional produce growers:
Full control over light, land, and water use to provide optimal growing conditions for the plants
Year-round production not impacted by weather
No pesticides, herbicide, or fungicides are needed or used
The farm 95% less water than an outdoor farm
The farm is located within Portland’s Metro area, making the delivery time from harvest to store shelf a speedy (and fresh) 48 hours or less.
Everything at Forward Greens seems to radiate innovation. For example, packaging has been reinvented. Traditional produce growers use PET plastic clamshells, which are not recyclable in the Pacific Northwest. Forward Greens, in contrast, has developed a resealable, tetrahedral shaped film bag that uses 12x less plastic and has 8x less carbon impact. The bags reinforce the Forward Greens commitment to minimizing the environmental impact of food production. According to founder Ken Kaneko, "We're excited to announce our new packaging. Our primary focus is to serve the environment. We believe planting the seeds to create a cleaner future for generations to come. We now provide the best packaging to preserve the tastiest greens while minimizing the impact on our environment."
About Forward Greens
Forward Greens is a local indoor farm organized around environmental best practices and growing the cleanest, freshest-tasting greens possible. Sustainable indoor farming practices use 95 percent less water, 99 percent less land and 100 percent less pesticides than outdoor agriculture. Forward Greens’ varieties are grown on-site from non-GMO seeds, with a simple recipe of air, water, light, and care — for farm to table freshness within 48 hours. Greens are packaged in innovative tetrahedral bags that offer a remarkably low environmental impact and align with the farm’s water and land usage principles. Founded locally and based in Vancouver, Wash., Forward Greens has been operating since 2017 and is currently available at New Seasons Market, Whole Foods Market, Zupan’s Markets, Metropolitan Market, and Chuck’s Produce & Street Market. Follow along with Forward Greens on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest @forwardgreens, and Facebook @forwardgreenswa.
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Those interested in learning more about the Forward Greens can do so here: https://www.forwardgreens.com/
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