Local Greenhouse (GH) Growers
SUNCREST™ works with local greenhouse (GH) growers to enable them to grow premium quality lettuce and leafy-greens in high-volume, all year round for local markets.
Each of Suncrest's licensees is given a territory into which Suncrest sells and distributes the lettuce that is grown. By controlling the sales and distribution, Suncrest is able to substantially increase the Farm Gate (FG) revenue and profits of the grower.
Once greenhouse growers license Suncrest's DWC Hydroponic technology, they typically need to convert from flower growing by upgrading their greenhouses for food production. Each step of the way, Suncrest provides engineering and retrofit guidance and support to create optimal growing environments.
Cross-training and leveraging the grower's existing knowledge comes with the license, as does the development of a local brand and building market share.
Grower guidelines for becoming GAP Certified (USDA, Good Agricultural Practices) and insect control with OMRI certified organic sprays is also provided.
According to the University of Arizona's CEAC (Controlled Environment Agriculture Center), there are about 21,000 acres of greenhouses in the U.S., but this is just a fraction of the greenhouses in Europe (261,000 acres) and China (7,500,000 acres).
Are you a Grower? Give us a call or email us to learn about licensing!