Pete Overgaag, President of Hollandia Produce, talks about greenhouse farming and hydroponic growing. Greenhouse farming has been a tradition in his family in Holland going back 3 generations. Read more about it here, http://www.livegourmet.com/
Hollandia Produce LLC. is a multi-faceted agricultural concern specializing in greenhouse-grown vegetables. A California Corporation family owned and operated, Hollandia is located in Carpinteria, California, just south of Santa Barbara. In 2011 the company celebrated 41 years in business.
All of our vegetable products are produced hydroponically in state-of-the-art greenhouses where we control light, temperature, humidity, and nutrients. By controlling these factors we can increase yields, shorten crop times and produce a uniquely uniform high-quality product on a year-round basis. This provides an important marketing advantage when inclement weather conditions can adversely affect quality, availability, and price of field-grown products. Advanced integrated pest management techniques allow us to control harmful insect damage on our vegetables without the use of conventional pesticides or fungicides, in fact we use the same NOP and OMRI pest control techniques organic growers use.