Is Hydroponic Lettuce Organic?

We like to say that Greenhouse Farms lettuce is better than organic. Why? Because the USDA allows human waste and animal manure to be used on organic crops. But the only thing that touches our lettuce is water!

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Hydroponics gets its meaning from the Greek words “hydro” (meaning water) and “ponos” (meaning labor). Hydroponics literally means “water working.”

In order to be certified “organic” the seed has to start its life in dirt. Our lettuce is not organic for that reason alone. Ours never touches dirt. It’s grown solely in water.

Produce can be called “organic” if it’s certified to have grown on soil that had no prohibited substances applied for 3 years prior to harvest. Source

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So, that’s how we’re different. Here’s how we’re similar to organic farmers:

  • No chemicals are used.
  • No pesticides are used.
  • No harmful agricultural run-off to worry about.
  • No genetically modified seeds are used

Hydroponics is the perfect combination of technology and horticulture.

One bite of our lettuce and you’ll see why the best and cleanest way to grow lettuce is in water. You’ll be amazed by the taste, texture, and nutrition that our lettuce provides.

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