Equipped with our greenhouses and green thumbs, we’ve found a natural intersection between plants and technology. Our team at Longvine has a rich history of innovation in the greenhouse industry in both North America and Internationally. In our 25+ years of experience we have established significant achievements including:
- Industrial Waste Heat and CO2 Capture Technology
- Cogeneration Heat and Power Technology
- Customer and State Issued Sustainability Awards
Our plants do the talking
If you listen really closely you’ll hear the hum of our greenhouses, the buzz of our bees, the rustle of our leaves, and the clip of a vine. The Greenhouse is more than our place of work, it is the home to our plants, the bees that pollinate them, and the good bugs we use to go after bad ones. Longvine’s integrated pest management program utilizes the best available natural predators and preventative measures to protect our crops. Even though the plants are protected by glass on all sides, pest and disease pressures exist. A dedicated team of Scouts proactively roam the crops catching problem spots early.
This unlocks several methods to treat problems-including natural alternatives to pesticides like cinnamon and peppermint oils and bringing good bios (parasitic wasps) into the greenhouse to fight off bad bugs. We do our best to keep our greenhouses clean. That means our greenhouses are around 90% pesticide free, however we keep USDA approved pesticides as a last resort to allow us to act in scenarios where using minimal levels is absolute necessary. Healthy plants offer better quality and a brighter future. If we treat our plants right, the result is snacking tomatoes, cucumbers and bell peppers that will transform your salad with bold bright colors and irresistible flavor.
Clean, sustainable and quality food
leading the industry
Longvine is committed to a 20% reduction in plastic packaging by 2025, along with a focused approach to eliminating single-use plastics wherever possible, with the belief that even small incremental improvement is the path to a greener future.
Longvine installed the first USA cogeneration power system – a new 8.8 megawatt combined-heat-and-power technology.
Clean and green
We grow our fresh produce in greenhouses, hydroponically. Instead of soil, our plants grow in ground coconut husk providing excellent root structure and water retention. Along with computer controlled drip irrigation, this growing method allows us to use 70% less water on 90% less land, when compared to field grown tomatoes. On top of being more sustainable, the greenhouse offers ideal climatic conditions year-round, even in the winter, to ensure our fresh produce is always available. While we use less water for irrigation in the hydroponic system, the gutter system the plants grow on, captures excess water not taken up by the plants, to be captured, eliminating agricultural run-off and is instead able to be recirculated. This also reduces fertilizer usage, as the recirculation system filters any impurities, while allowing the nutrients to remain. This system gives the plants near perfect conditions, resulting in better quality and less waste.