Vertical farm to provide fresh herbs to retailers in Texas, Oklahoma

Eden Green Technology to grow, package, ship herbs from Dallas-area greenhouse

Texas-based vertical indoor farm Eden Green Technology announced Tuesday it has launched an herb program, aiming to supply fresh greenhouse herbs to retailers in Texas and Oklahoma.

Founded in 2017, Eden Green operates two 100,000-square-foot greenhouses in Cleburne, just outside the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. The company has been supplying greenhouse-grown romaine and butterhead lettuce to more than 400 stores in the region.

CEO Eddy Badrina said Eden Green Technology decided to launch the herb program because of demand from customers.

“We heard from our customers in both food service and retail through our distributor Robinson Fresh that while there is a steady demand for leafy greens, there is a larger demand for herbs because of the inconsistencies that they saw within their supply chain,” Badrina told FreightWaves.

Eden Green will grow more than 10 herb varieties, including basil, cilantro, chives, dill, mint, oregano, parsley, rosemary, sage and thyme. Badrina said Eden Green is the first controlled-environment agriculture (CEA) firm to grow, package and ship a full suite of major herbs from a single facility.

Our herb program is about nine months in the making of really testing out just how expensive our herb offering could be before we rolled this out
— Eddy Badrina - Eden Green CEO

 Eden Green will produce 350,000 to 400,000 pounds of fresh herbs a year from one of its two greenhouses. The other greenhouse is used to grow, package and ship leafy greens, such as romaine and butterhead lettuce.

Eden Green can grow herbs from seeds and harvest them within about 35 days. The company will be able to deliver herbs from farm to shelf within 48 hours.

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