Specialty Crops

specialty crops are plants commonly considered fruits and tree nuts, vegetables, culinary herbs and spices, medicinal plants, as well as nursery, floriculture, and horticulture crops.

Reduce growing light capital costs by 10-25%, plus operating cost reductions

jzimmerman's picture

My company, CogniTek, specializes in energy efficiency. We are developing an LED panel for use in vertical farming configurations which will reduce capital costs by 10-25%, plus reductions in operating costs depending on the existing system. However, as our expertise is in energy (vs farming), we are searching for companies with LED vertical farming experience that are willing to share their knowledge, in particular business economics, energy and food growth issues. In exchange we could analyze your energy use and recommend ways to decrease related costs.

On Point Hydroponics Greenhouse Project summury

On Point Hydroponics's picture

On Point Hydroponics will provide organic produce to Columbus Ohio. We plan to construct a 7,000 sq ft greenhouse within Franklin County. Our greenhouse will include hydroponic systems that we currently sell at our site Onpointhydroponics.com. We intend to grow hardy vegetables including micro greens and herbs. Some of our crops will be specialty crops that are harder to find year round. Our produce will be certified organic and will be sold here in Columbus Ohio.

Growing the Greener Gardener

Laurie's picture

Our customers primarily want (and will get) Good, convenient, healthy food that is competitively priced.
Some also want quiet or low carbon lawn services, some want help moving to healthier lifestyles.
Our main services are:
1. Installing and often maintaining bio-friendly vegetable gardens
2. Producing
3. Lawn care

Laurel Vista Farms

Rita Resick's picture

Laurel Vista grows vegetables, mainly green beans, sweet onions, and potatoes, augmented by various summer vegetables. We also have expanded into a line of branded valued added jar products made from the local ingredients we grow: Sweet Onion and Garlic Jam, Dilly Beans, Pickled Peppers, and Pasta Sauce.

organic/sustainable high brix vegetable production,and grassfed meats,dairy.Collaborating with growers Greater Holmes County

healthyheritagejk5@gmail.com's picture

Wholesome Valley Farm is an education and marketing hub for the Greater Holmes County community.We serve both Amish and non-Amish.The farm has a retail store onsite for producers to sell their product through the store.Joel Kurtz also works to market these products through other channels for the farmer.The farm also produces vegetables and free-range eggs,with plans to produce grass-fed meats in the future.We hope to have healthy affordable food for the community that is convenient to buy.Also make it easy for producers to learn how to produce this quality product and then market it for them.

Walnut Grove Farm

jennsjoy's picture

Walnut Grove/Green Gables Farms is committed to sustainable agriculture and the promotion of local foods. We provide education, referrals, and always, plenty of Ohio farm raised crops/vegetables/fruits/meats/etc. "The Farmer's Basket" CSA is a critical part of our business, as is participation in the Tuscarawas County Family Farm Market.

Shagbark Seed & Mill

AppStaple's picture

Shagbark Seed & Mill, launched by the Appalachian Staple Foods Collaborative in 2010, is a prototype certified organic regional scale processing facility/business that offers staple grain and bean products made from organic and chemical free grain, bean, and seed crops. We work with Ohio farmers who are certified organic or agree to grow without chemical inputs to fill the processing gap in the value chain that is now dominated by global commodities. Our goals are to develop a regional scale facility that 1.

Produce on Wheels for Eating Right Project

Dan Remley's picture

The POWER project is a mobile farmers market with a strong nutrition and horticulture education focus. The functions of the POWER project are as follows.

• A mobile teaching unit to build gardening, food preservation, retail ready, nutrition and cooking skills

• A resource (information, equipment, etc.) library for local producers and consumers

• A bridge between buyers, retailers, and sellers. The unit will purchase fresh produce at market value from community and market gardens and sell to restaurants, small grocers, or directly to consumers

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