Thursday, August 5, 2010

Smiling Hill Looks to Enter the Tomato Market


Smiling Hill Farm in Westbrook is known for its dairy products. But now the farm
on County Road also hopes to make a name for itself as a producer of fresh
tomatoes grown year-round in a 20-acre greenhouse. The hydroponic vine-cluster
tomatoes Smiling Hill would grow would be red and ripe when they left the
greenhouse to go to customers in Maine and places like Boston and New York. But
they would be "green" in the sense that they would be grown in an
environmentally friendly way, according to Warren Knight, president of Smiling
(Update: The PPH has more on this story.)

- John C.L. Morgan

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