2014-04-18 00:18:36 - Clean Fresh Food installed LumiGrow LED lights and an aquaponic system to bring delicious, pesticide-free salad greens to restaurants and grocery stores in the Madison, WI area year-round.
BELLEVILLE, WI, April 17, 2014 – In line with a growing trend among forward-thinking greenhouse farm operators, Clean Fresh Food of Wisconsin installed energy-efficient greenhouse lighting to achieve healthy, year-round crop growth. The LumiGrow Pro 325™ solution selected by Clean Fresh Food uses 70 percent less energy than conventional high-intensity discharge (HID) greenhouse light fixtures. Clean Fresh Food is achieving an estimated 40 percent crop productivity gain with the LumiGrow LED lights.
The Clean Fresh Food team learned of LumiGrow products during a campus tour featuring energy-efficient agricultural lighting at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Since then, the team has installed 60 LumiGrow LED lights.
Clean Fresh Food grows various lettuce varieties along with swiss chard and microgreens. The food is grown without
pesticides. A balanced aquaponic system provides organic fertilizer for the plants, which absorb the nutrients and clean the water before it is cycled back to the fish tanks.
Clean Fresh Food delivers produce the same day it is harvested by hand for maximum freshness and quality. Among the farm’s customers are fine dining restaurants and grocery stores in and around Madison, WI. Clean Fresh Food limits its customer base to a 50-mile radius to preserve its commitment to locally sourced and freshly harvested food.
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“LumiGrow LED lights cost less to operate and deliver better performance than HID lights,” says Clean Fresh Food Owner Mike Knight. “Just as important to us is that these energy-saving lights are consistent with the sustainable practices that form the foundation of our farm.”
Clean Fresh Food Grower Matt Roth adds, “Our lettuce is noticeably much fuller since we installed LumiGrow LED lights in the middle of our Wisconsin winter. We only wished we’d installed them sooner.”
“We’re pleased to help Clean Fresh Food provide neighboring businesses and families with healthy, locally grown produce all year long,” says LumiGrow CEO Kevin Wells.
About Clean Fresh Food
Clean Fresh Food is an aquaponics facility surrounded by certified organic farmland in Belleville, Wisconsin. Our pesticide-free operation grows food that we feed our own children. Honesty, integrity, and wholesomeness are characteristics that we value in ourselves and our partners. We offer purveyors of fine food daily or weekly delivery of high-quality produce. For more information, please call (608) 575-1913 or visit www.cleanfreshfood.com.
About LumiGrow, Inc.
LumiGrow, Inc., the leader in networked crop lighting, enables growers and scientists to reduce energy costs, achieve operational efficiencies and improve crop yield. LumiGrow offers a range of third-party proven solutions for use in greenhouses, controlled environment agriculture and research chambers. LumiGrow LED solutions are eligible for energy-efficiency subsidies from utilities across North America. The Company’s 3,000+ installations top global agribusinesses, Top 100 produce and flower growers, more than 200 universities and the USDA. Headquartered in Novato, California, LumiGrow is privately owned and operated. For more information, call (800) 514-0487 or visit www.lumigrow.com.