Underground Greens will reconnect the community, to their food sources through food knowledge workshops, employment, and by providing affordable, locally grown, non-GMO, specialty plant and produce options, year-round, in an old nuclear fallout shelter, in the middle of a food desert to help decrease food scarcity. While the nuclear fallout shelter will be used in the winter, we will also use traditional field and high-tunnel production methods during the more temperate seasons.
Our business model is simple. Grow good food, using the most sustainable (cheapest) growing methods, during the appropriate seasons. That means growing indoor crops during the worst of our winter months, and moving crops to the greenhouse and fields as it warms up. Our heating bill in the winter will be drastically less than our competitors, as the nuclear fallout shelter maintains a 42 degree temperature, even when it's well below zero outside.
Once we are in our space and fully operational, expect to be able to purchase produce like superhot peppers, baby cucumbers, mushrooms, mini bell peppers, edible flowers, microgreens, baby leaf veggies, and multi-colored cherry tomatos all winter long. Our prices will be affordable and similar to Wallmart's prices. After 20 years of experimenting with indoor growing, I have been able to develop production methods that will allow us to sell products at reasonable prices. So, you will never see a $10 bag of lettuce offered for sale at Underground Greens.