JERRY MARTIN, Founding Farmer
DARRYL HILL, Farm Operations
ALAN ALTOM, Farm Sales
Vet Veggies is a farming operation growing leafy green vegetables and basil in a closed-loop hydroponic environment. We are located in Springdale, AR and have been in operation since July 2015. Vet Veggies is owned and operated by Alan Altom, Darryl Hill and Jerry Martin.
As Vet Veggies has engaged the community, networked, and focused on direct sales, we’ve created a great opportunity. Demand for our product has outpaced our capacity. Vet Veggies has found that more food service businesses are looking for fresh produce, restaurants are tailoring menus, and retailers are searching for products that make more sense financially. As a result, Vet Veggies is currently doubling our production capacity-a significant milestone for us!
Vet Veggies strives to satisfy the demand for fresh produce grown locally in a sustainable environment. We would like to offer more veterans the opportunity to operate their own farm with our support. Vet Veggies has the turn-key solution that allows veteran farmers to explore their entrepreneurial spirit while we provide the infrastructure and support required for success.
Vet Veggies Owners: Darryl Hill, Alan Altom and Jerry Martin
Vet Veggies incorporates a closed-loop hydroponic environment to produce our crops. This allows us to grow an acre worth of lettuce using approximately 10% of the resources needed with a conventional operation. In addition to the sustainability benefits, Vet Veggies crops have a very high percentage of quality. Vet Veggies is currently harvesting over 500 heads of leafy green vegetables per week and we take over 90% to market. Once the product is harvested and delivered, the shelf-life is double to almost triple that of crops harvested on a conventional farming operation.
Vet Veggies closed-loop hydroponic environment is operated entirely in a standard shipping container. This gives farmers the flexibility to grow and deliver the freshest, highest quality produce from literally anywhere in the world, regardless of environmental conditions.