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We differentiate ourselves at Farmer Browns based on Quality, Service and KNOWLEDGE base of our products.
We have lettuce Micro-greens and other products all year.Greenhouse #1
We grow the finest lettuce in the world, PERIOD! Our lettuce is produced in NFT hydroponics. Hydroponics is the process of growing plants in water without soil. Overall, the main advantages over soil are more efficient nutrition regulation, efficient use of water and minerals, ease and low cost of the medium and higher-density planting, leading to increased yields. When you buy hydroponic lettuce from us with the roots intact you get a longer shelf life product, the plant is not dead and the taste is superb! The product is never sprayed, gassed or treated with chemicals of any kind. We use an integrated pest management system (IPM) consisting of Lady Bugs, Praying Mantis, 3 types of residence Frogs and small Skinks (lizards)and predator mites when necessary. We use filtered city water with our soluble minerals. Crop minerals are mixed in-house and formulated specifically for the particular crop we are growing. We normally have in stock: red loose leaf, green loose leaf, bibb, and a romaine or two depending on season. Varieties will vary depending on the weather. Late Feb of 2013 , we will have the most innovative product to date in the Lettuce arena. We will have 8 new salad varieties, both Red and Green and 4 New miniature types, again, in both Red and Green. The latter will be sold in a “4 pack”.
Our greenhouses are very clean, no infestation of bugs or fire ants and our plants are free of diseases.
Generally closed. Used only in the spring for herbs and veggie plants. This is a staging area for our lettuce, tomato and cucumber plants and any other thing we are “playing” with. In 2013, this GH will house our area for Microgreens and raised beds for organic Spinach
This greenhouse (during season) contains Hydroponic Mediterranean gourmet cucumbers (no seeds and burpless-weighs around 2 oz., 4-6” long) and small EARLY yellow and red cherry tomatoes. All products are hydroponically grown without soil and NO herbicides or sprays ever used.
FAMILY FAVORITES COMMERICAL KITCHEN
Our kitchen is state and USDA certified and approved for acidified food production. Ann makes a “slew” of fancy cakes. We do not use coloring or cake mixes. All are “made from scratch”. Contact her at 931-205-0451 for a complete list. We are offering “Salads to Go” also, featuring our own hydroponic lettuce, cucumbers, and tomatoes when available. You’ll never find iceberg lettuce in our salads! We will strive to use locally grown and organic produce to supplement our own produce when we can. Our mixed lettuce salads may have any or all of the following: bibb, romaine, red varieties, spinach, arugula, and spring salad mix. We put a lot of TLC in our salads. We bake our own ham, fry our own bacon and bake our own croutons from homemade sour dough bread. All of our salad dressings are homemade. We are using “plastic” biodegradable bowls made from corn products to promote sustainablility. We hope you will enjoy our latest ‘farm to market’ endeavor.
Farmer Browns is making our own version of Pepper Jelly which is different from anything you have ever eaten. We use whole fruit, not strained and no food coloring or preservatives! We have 11 flavors to date and will be adding more as time allows. These items are available on the market and locally stocked. Shipping is available. We now sell our Pepper Jelly on eBay, Etsy, Local Sales Network and Craig’s List. Check us out.
SOAP AND HAND LOTIONS
We offer many new natural made hand soaps and lotions at the store. We do not advertise these on the market.
We are open to the public but are still working on setting our Greenhouse hours. If you would like to come by or have our “nickel” tour, please call as we are more than happy to show you around the hydroponic operation. Of course, you can purchase lettuce or any other products while you’re here.
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