USING NEXT GENERATION FARMING TECHNIQUES, WE CAN PRODUCE THE FRESHEST, MOST SUSTAINABLE TOMATOES ALL YEAR LONG.


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OUR GROWING PROCESS

While our growers have decades of experience growing tomatoes, our next generation agriculture has great advantages over traditional methods of growing. Our hydroponic process includes drip irrigation, using only 10% of the water of field grown tomatoes and eliminating the runoff of fertilizers into surrounding waterways.

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We use IPM - integrated pest management - to control harmful bugs and bumble bees to naturally pollinate our plants. By lighting and heating the greenhouse in winter, we are able to bring our customers mid-summer tomatoes all year long. Our proximity to the market allows us to leave our tomatoes on the vine until fully ripened, assuring the best taste and nutrition in every tomato.

 

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OUR GLASSHOUSE

Our 7.5 acre glasshouse is located just outside of the Chicago metropolitan area in Rochelle, IL. Nearly 30 feet high and covering over 7 football fields, the structure uses diffused glass and radiated heat, keeping our tomatoes at a perfect temperature to create great tasting tomatoes year round. Summertime fresh in the middle of winter!

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COMPANY HISTORY

MightyVine has partnered with Royal Pride Holland, a Dutch company specializing in the art of growing great tasting tomatoes. Within their 140 acre Glasshouse, just north of Amsterdam, they grow four varieties. MightyVine is proud to offer two of these varieties - flavorful tomatoes you won’t find anywhere else in the US. Royal Pride has decades of growing experience working with state-of-art glasshouse technology, and exceptional sustainable practices. They offer great guidance, advice, structure and reliability to MightyVine. We are proud to have Royal Pride as part of the MightyVine team.

 

 

THE TEAM

GARY LAZARSKI

CEO

Overseeing strategy, marketing and sales for MightyVine, Lazarski has led this project from its conception over five years ago.  His passion for quality local foods comes from an early age, when his grandmother’s homegrown apple pies and homemade smoked sausages taught him to appreciate the value of goods crafted close to home. It is Lazarski’s mission to provide the best-tasting tomatoes in the Midwest all year long. 

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DANNY MURPHY

VP/SALES

The man behind MightyVine’s business development and sales, Murphy is never without a job to do. He serves as MightyVine’s version of the baseball “utility player”, heading up marketing and branding, as well as social media. There’s always a task for Murphy to take on. After living and working in California for 8 years, Murphy spent time in the Netherlands studying horticulture before returning home to the Chicago area, excited by the opportunity to build a new business.

 

NIC HELDERMAN

COO

Tomatoes have deep roots within the genetic makeup of COO Nic Helderman. Cultivating a passion for this fruit since he was a boy, Helderman began working in greenhouses with his father as a child. His grandfathers were tomato growers as well, making Helderman a third-generation grower. Over the years, Nic has managed greenhouses all over the world, including Eurofresh Farms in Arizona and Backyard Farms in Madison, ME.  His experience speaks for itself.

WILLEM DOELMAN

GROWER

Willem has labored diligently over the past decades to refine his passion for tomatoes into a career, developing an eye for plant physiology and tomato cultivation. A veteran in the tomato growing business, Doelman started working in operations in the Middle East and the Netherlands before moving on to manage greenhouses in the American West and Southwest. His experience and dedication make him a natural choice to be MightyVine’s Grower.