H2O Farms is nimble enough to adapt to the market's changing demand for fresh herbs. Recently for us, sales of hispanic fresh herbs, such as herbasante, has skyrocketed. Also, edible orchids used in culinary decoration, have grown steadily. Bottom line: H2O Farms delivers hyrdoponically grown fresh herbs the market wants. And they do it cleanly, efficiently and quickly.
More than two decades ago, H2O Farms, Inc. opened its doors to become the first
farm in Tennessee to grow vegetables and fresh herbs hydroponically. Our family-owned
business started in 1983. With our first greenhouse, we started supplying
fresh herbs for culinary use and lettuce to all the local fine restaurants and food distributors in middle
By the 1990s, the company expanded to include more than an acre of land under
greenhouses, a 5,000-square foot building devoted to refrigeration and packing fresh herbs and
a fleet of refrigerated delivery vehicles. Our customer base expanded to include
major wholesale and retail grocery stores intent on providing fresh herbs.
Current production consists of Boston Bibb lettuce and all the culinary herbs from
Arugula to Thyme. To ensure the finest, freshest quality, our fresh herbs are
harvested less than 24 hours before shipping. We deliver our fresh herbs in
refrigerated trucks within the mid-south and by commercial air transportation
across the country.
We know that our success at H2O Farms is because of our loyal customers. Kroger Company has been an outstanding customer for over two decades. Our relationship goes back to 1983 when we started shipping Bibb lettuce to the Kroger warehouse in Nashville, TN. Later that year, we were the first company to supply hydroponically grown herbs to Kroger Company.
Ten herbs were well received in both the Nashville and Louisville Kroger warehouses. When the two regions merged, our relationship with Kroger grew stronger. Now, we deliver six times a week to the Louisville warehouse, which distributes our produce to stores throughout Kentucky and middle Tennessee.