Mellon Farms: Water, Sunshine and an Educated Workforce

Posted: Friday, July 29th, 2016 | Nancy Riggs

Although Yuma, Arizona, home of Mellon Farms, is in the middle of the desert, it’s far from a barren.

The area produces 90 percent of the leafy greens consumed in the United States during the winter months. Lettuce is the major crop within that leafy green reference. Natural benefits to growing lettuce in the Yuma area include ample water from the Colorado River, approximately 350 days of sunshine, ideal winter temperatures and distinct microclimates that allow lettuce harvesting November through May. Read More

Article source:
Growing Magazine