Fresh produce industry (USA) - ALPS signs facility contract with Bluehouse Greenhouse

FreshFruitPortal.com reports (February 2) on the development of a new greenhouse facility geared towards sustainable production of vegetables with a design to reduce the use of water, labor, energy, and land. The facility will cover 25 hectares and cost $1.9 million to develop.

It is projected to use up to 90% less water and 90% less labor compared to a traditional farm. Additionally, the greenhouse’s relatively arid location will allow year-round produce cultivation. 

A key concept behind the facility is 'By locals for locals'. Therefore a sizable percentage of output will be sent to local markets formerly supplied by out of state or regional producers, reducing the carbon footprint of produce transport. 

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