The Villages Grown - Together with Seed2Source
A Healthy hint with The Villages Grown
Healthy Food Expo Florida (HFEF): How long have you been in business and what does your company specialize in?
The Villages Grown (TVG): I have been in the agriculture sector since 2001. My consulting firm, Seed2Source (dba Sustainable Synergy) has been in business since 2005. Our new partnership, The Villages Grown™, has been in development over the last year and a half. The Villages Grown™ is a multi-acre produce production operation that includes technologically-advanced greenhouses, an outdoor farm, processing center, and retail market, supported by medical culinary wellness programs. This multi-phased project will be one of the largest local food system operations of its kind in the state of Florida and will officially launch in production in December 2018.
HFEF: What is your most popular product to date?
TVG: Hydroponic Microgreens, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Herbs and Petite Lettuces.
HFEF: Do you have any new products you will be featuring at Healthy Food Expo Florida?
TVG: We will be displaying a variety of produce product grown within a controlled environment greenhouse.
HFEF: Are you seeing any trends in the food industry?
TVG: Yes, hyper-local, consistently grown, high-nutrient, year-round produce.
HFEF: What drew you to exhibit at Healthy Food Expo Florida?
TVG: We have the largest produce production farm in Florida and we knew the Expo would be a good forum to reach our current and prospective food service companies to demonstrate our quality, consistency and ability to provide volume throughout Florida.
HFEF: What’s your favorite healthy meal?
TVG: Microgreen variety salad with hydroponically-grown heirloom tomatoes, micro chives, petite arugula, petite dill and cucumbers .