Last week we went to meet the growers behind Abby Lee Farms and see their greenhouse operation located less than 7 miles from the Phoenix Public Market. Specializing in hydroponic tomatoes and cucumbers we were blown away by their 120,000 Sq Ft high-tech growing facility. Using coconut fiber grow bags and strategic watering equipment, they use significantly less water than traditional growing techniques. In order to manage the extreme conditions of Phoenix weather, going from frosts to extreme heat – they go off of a tried and true system. When you’re hot and want to put on a hat, your plants are probably feeling the same way and it’s time to coat the greenhouses with shading paints.
We highly recommend a taste test of the many varieties of tomatoes Abby Lee offers. Grab one of each, slice them up, taste the differences and share your favorite by tagging us on instagram @phxpublicmarket
Read more to meet Neal Brooks & his various growing locations: