We aim to provide research-based information on supplying the winter market with one of the most demanded products:
Locally Grown Salad Greens.
How? First we will identify the most limiting constraints of winter vegetable production in greenhouses. Then we will develop solutions to overcome these limitations. With this information we will create:
- enterprise budgets for winter production of greens suitable for cold temperatures
- seasonal planting guides for winter months
- culture of specialty salad green varieties
Who will benefit? Nursery growers who have empty bench top space during winter months are the target beneficiaries of this work, but farmers who grow winter salad greens in ground will benefit as well. Consumers directly benefit from this project, because they will have increased access to fresh locally produced greens during the winter months, and who doesn't want fresh salads in the winter?