Revol Greens, a Minnesota-based greenhouse lettuce and greens producer, has entered into an settlement with Equilibrium to develop a 16-acre superior technology automated lettuce and leafy greens greenhouse close to Los Angeles in Tehachapi, CA. The project will anchor Equilibrium’s state-of-the-art 64-acre greenhouse, which the Oregon-based sustainable actual belongings funding supervisor lately acquired from SunSelect Produce, a California primarily based hydroponic vegetable grower.
Revol Greens at the moment operates a 10-acre greenhouse at its base in Minnesota, which providers nationwide retailers and meals service clients and reaches greater than 300 regional retail shops and a whole bunch of eating places throughout the Midwest.
The Tehachapi facility is Revol Greens’ subsequent main funding within the firm’s plan to turn into a frontrunner in manufacturing of high-quality, regionally sourced, protected, and sustainable leafy greens. While many greenhouse lettuce growers need to East Coast manufacturing, the corporate selected California, the place out of doors lettuce growers have been challenged with altering climate situations, meals security outbreaks, and scarce water sources.
“Not only is Tehachapi an outstanding growing climate located near 22 million Southern California residents, but it is also just north of the Riverside area, which is a major distribution hub of many of our retail and foodservice customers.” says Brendon Krieg, Revol Greens Partner.
Each of the Revol Greens services, together with Tehachapi, will leverage the corporate’s proprietary sustainable managed atmosphere rising platform and processes to develop lettuces that use 90% much less water and are extra energy environment friendly than area manufacturing. Revol Greens extremely automated leafy greens greenhouses additionally incorporate automated machine harvesting and a hands-free packing course of for clear, traceable, and client protected packaging of lettuces and blended leafy greens.
“Given the scarcity of water resources in California, where agriculture accounts for 80% of total water use, we want to bring a sustainable solution to the region and challenge the way we think about traditional growing,” Krieg says. “Revol Greens has developed the technology to grow fresh, 365 days a year in-region produce, from the harsh winter and humid summer climates of Minnesota to the dry, hot desert climates of Southern California.”