Hydroponic Farming in Chatham New York

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Growing is science

Optimally nutritious leafy greens are grown here at The Chatham Berry Farm in our state-of-the-art hydroponic greenhouse.
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Optimal Growth = Healthy Plant

The plants receive the perfect amount of sunlight, nutrients and water to grow to their best ability, which in turn produces the most nutritious greens.
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Quality & Consistency

We harvest daily and we do it all year long!
All of our fresh greens are only $3.99/bag.

We like to keep our prices consistent, so no matter what the season, the prices won't increase.


What is Hydroponics?

Hydroponic farming is the science of cultivating plants in a nutrient rich solution without soil as a growing medium.
​Hydroponic farming is not a new concept in agriculture or food production. The practice or growing plants without soil can be dated back to over 100 years ago.
Hydroponics comes from the Latin words "hydro" meaning water and "ponos" meaning labor.
One of the benefits of hydroponics is water conservation. Soil isn't apart of the growing equation, therefore a grower is aware of the exact amount of water needed by a plant to provide adequate growth. Many hydroponic growing techniques recirculate water allowing unused water to be recycled and reused. During times of drought, this is a huge environmental advantage as it does not put a strain on already limited resources.

Advantages of Hydroponic Farming

Space

Plants are grown in an inert growth medium, provided a nutrient rich solution and produce higher yields in less space than traditional soil farming.

Growth

Electro-conductivity, pH, water temperature, ambient temperature, light, O2, CO2, humidity and air circulation are controlled in a perfectly balanced growing environment.
​Healthy growing conditions=healthy plants

Environmental Impact

Harmful synthetic herbicides, pesticides, fungicides and insecticides are not used in our hydroponic greenhouse. A balanced and controlled environment encourages plant health and vitality; faster growth & harvest rates increases production yields and turnover. These factors reduce the risk of insect and/or disease infestations.
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