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Grower Direct Farms obtains “A” on Sustainability through MPS certification

Grower Direct Farms is a family-owned company in Somers, Connecticut, established in 1981 by Leonard van Wingerden. Nowadays Grower Direct Farms has grown to a total of 1.100.000 sq ft of indoor growing space and 8 acres of outdoor growing space. Throughout the years Grower Direct Farms worked with sustainable practices, integrated in the growing…
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August 23, 2017 0

UConn Visits Grower Direct

UConn Extension visited Grower Direct Farms, a wholesale commercial greenhouse in Somers with UConn Vice Provost Mun Choi and Dean Weidemann of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.   http://blog.extension.uconn.edu/2013/08/07/uconn-visits-grower-direct/


August 23, 2017 0

Greenhouse slashes heating costs with biomass

An 18-acre greenhouse in Somers, Conn., has reduced its annual heating costs by 70 percent by switching out its old oil burners for a new biomass boiler system. During the process, the family-owned company has learned a great deal about the wood fuel supply chain. Grower Direct Farms, which is one of the larger greenhouse…
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July 21, 2017 0

High-Tech Grower For Big Box Stores Keeps Ahead Of The Calendar

SOMERS — While many Connecticut gardeners could still face a late frost and are putting off planting, at Grower Direct Farms in Somers, spring is underway, and they are already thinking of fall mums. The wholesale nursery is in the midst of shipping hundreds of thousands of flowering plants to its customers — mainly big…
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July 21, 2017 0

Grower Direct Farms in Somers brings spring to Walmart, Sam’s Club, Home Deopot and others

SOMERS – Nearly half a million pansies atGrower Direct Farms are ready for spring. But is spring ready for half a million pansies, or any of the other flowers Grower Direct raises? A sprawling 150-acre farm, Grower Direct raises flowering plants for Walmart, Sam’s Club and The Home Depot along with other chain big-box retailers,…
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July 21, 2017 0