2018 Virginia Smart Farming Conference

2018 Virginia Smart Farming Conference

John, our founder and farm manager, will be speaking at the 2018 Virginia Smart Farming Conference in Danville, Virginia on September 13. The conference will cover a broad range of topics including indoor and greenhouse growing, sensor technology and automation, and machine learning. If you missed the last seminar that was put on by Virginia Tech at Schuyler Greens, you now have another opportunity to learn from some of the most respected leaders in the field.

This conference will include CEA research institutions including Cornell, Virginia State University, Virginia Tech, and Hort-Americas.

More information and registration can be found here: https://www.hort.vt.edu/sfcea/

The Charlottesville 29

The Charlottesville 29

Our founder, John McMahon, was recently featured on the well know regional food blog, The Charlottesville 29. He provided his favorite restaurant dishes and go to spots for Five Finds on Friday.

Local Food Hub: Community Food Award

Last week, we were invited to attend Local Food Hub's Annual Community Food Award. They partner with Virginia Farmers to increase community access to local food and provide the support services, infrastructure, and market opportunities that connect people with food grown close to home.

The event was a delightful celebration that included food provided by Feast!, J.M. Stock Provisions as well as local beverages and breweries. To top it all off, they also had a bon fire, s'mores and live music.

Schuyler Greens was recognized and awarded the Pioneer in the Field Award!!! This award recognizes a Virginia farmer who has demonstrated innovation in food system development through their work with Local Food Hub. 

We want to give thanks to everyone at Local Food Hub for their support and for awarding us this great achievement. We are so honored and grateful to the community that we serve and we just want to send our utmost appreciation to all of the other farmers and local businesses who stood with us and were recognized for their hard work and dedication!

If you want to check out the news clip from the event, click on the link below! (PS, John is featured in it!)

http://www.newsplex.com/content/news/Local-Food-Hub--451727763.html

Edible Hydroponic Greenhouse Production Workshop

Edible Hydroponic Greenhouse Production Workshop

Schuyler Greens Company was honored to host a hydroponic growers conference with top researchers from Virginia Tech, Virginia State University, and Cornell University in late March. The all day event featured leading research on LED lighting, energy efficient greenhouse design, aquaponics, food safety, and the state of the market.

John McMahon, SGC's Founder and Chief Farmer, talked about the challenges and opportunities of the Local Food Movement, in addition to technical hydroponic growing techniques. It was a great event and the goal is to help push hydroponic growing techniques forward by sharing best practices and experiences from a commercial grower's perspective.

Speakers included:

Neil Mattson - Cornell University
Joyce Lattimer - Virginia Tech
Chris Mullins - Virginia State University
Amber Vallotton - Virginia Tech Food Safety
John McMahon - Schuyler Greens Company

 

We're hiring!

We're hiring!

Current Job Openings at Schuyler Greens Company!

Cville Weekly's Knife & Fork Feature: Schuyler Greens

Cville Weekly's Knife & Fork Feature: Schuyler Greens

Schuyler Greens Company was featured in the spring edition of Cville Weekly's Knife & Fork. One question we have received following the article is 'is that your lettuce or is that a stock photo. It looks too perfect.' We are proud to say that is, in fact, our Boston Bibb lettuce and was taken in our greenhouse in mid March. Check out the article to learn more about what we are up to and how we grow the highest quality produce 365 days a year.

Winter Greenhouse Production

Winter Greenhouse Production

Winter Greens

Salad Greens 

When it is understood that one loses joy and happiness in the attempt to possess them, the essence of natural farming will be realized. The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.
— Masanobu Fukuoka, The One-Straw Revolution

This morning when I arrived at the greenhouse, the temperature outside was hovering around 15 degrees. Meanwhile the temperature inside the greenhouse was a balmy 65. We have been steadily increasing our winter production, and seeded approximately 2,000 arugula plants today. Over the next month, we will increase our production capacity and plant about 4,500 arugula plants a week, which equates to a harvest of 200 lbs a week. Not bad considering we are fighting shorter days, at least until March.