Jul 26, 2016Bella Verdi expands into new Texas greenhouse
Bella Verdi has opened a new 20,000-square-foot greenhouse facility located near Austin, Texas. The new facility will increase production of the company’s living and specialty lettuces as well as other leafy greens.
Founded in 2003, Bella Verdi consults with hydroponics experts in the world to grow micro greens, herbs and living lettuces in Texas. The company’s sustainable business practices include natural pest prevention, use of rainwater, all non-GMO seed and 100 percent recycled packaging, according to Bella Verdi.
“With this new facility we were able to employ state-of-the-art environmental controls including Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) technology to reduce our carbon footprint by reducing energy consumption,” said Bella Verdi Director of Operations Tom Marcoux. “We’ll also be more efficient with our water usage, by reducing evaporative loss.”
The products grown in the new facility will be subjected to the company’s food safety standards which include GAP and GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) certifications from third party inspectors, according to the company. Bella Verdi is also in the process of obtaining SQF Level II certification under the GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative) for its growing, harvesting, and packing facilities.
For more information, visit the Bella Verdi website.