MOUNT PLEASANT, Utah, Oct. 8, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Green Polka Dot Box Incorporated (OTCBB:GPDB), America's premier online membership club for organic and non-GMO natural foods at wholesale pricing, announced today that it has purchased 40 acres of land for the development of organic growing systems in greenhouses that will produce the organic produce sold as Living Produce™. This move by GPDB is in response to the multi-million dollar supply contract it entered into in August 2013 with Fresh Organics LLC, an international organic produce distributor headquartered in Miami, Florida.
As announced in August 2013, the Company signed a 10-year organic produce supply contract, anticipated to generate over $616,000,000 in revenues with Fresh Organics LLC over the life of the contract,. Beginning in January 2014, the first phase of the contract includes mandates for the development of organically grown bell peppers in all color varieties, red and green leaf lettuce, romaine lettuce, cucumbers and assorted tomato varieties, including organic heirlooms. While the initial contract phase is limited to the mentioned varieties, future phases will include a larger selection of the Living Produce™ as the Company's growing and processing capacities increase.
In addition to opening up a sustainable program for distribution of a steady, year-round supply of Living Produce™ and other organic products to wholesale buyers in the U.S. and around the world, the land acquisition enables GPDB to develop, grow and sell a wide variety of organic produce through the Company's unique home delivery platform to its members at affordable prices.
CEO Rod Smith commented, "This 40-acre land acquisition in Utah is another milestone that we've worked hard to achieve in order to launch the growing and sales of Living Produce™. Green PolkaDot Box is extremely proud of its partnership with Fresh Organics LLC." Smith explained, "In many cases, the varieties of produce we offer will be alive when harvested locally and delivered, same or next day to commercial customers and GPDB members. These plants can remain alive for up to 7-10 days before they begin to deteriorate in nutritional value."
The site in Utah will be one of the first large-scale, organic farms using aeroponic technology--in a vertical growing environment--in America. For the following reasons management of Green PolkaDot Box believes the benefits of Living Produce™ will bring superior food products to GreenPolkaDotBox.com members nationally.
Benefits of Living Produce™
Superior Plant Nutrients: Living Produce™, based on proprietary growing technology, delivers the full spectrum of nutrients required for healthy, sustainable plant growth. "Customers will be able to see and taste the difference," says Smith. "Consumers will be able to know the respective vitamin/mineral content and benefits in promoting a strong, healthy immune system of each plant we offer."
Year-Round Availability: Our Living Produce™ will be grown in "closed" indoor, climate-controlled growing centers, enabling year-round production of popular, favorite produce varieties and other rare species that are sometimes very hard to get.
Less Environmental Impact: Living Produce™ grown with vertical technology requires about 88% less land mass for production and up to 95% less water normally required in a traditional farming operation. But that's not all: with some varieties the growing cycle is only 30-90 days, meaning that harvest yields can be up to 12 times the normal yield of traditionally grown plants.
Enhanced Food Safety: Smith also said: "Because vertical growing of Living Produce™ can take place in closed system of green house facilities, we can maintain a clean growing and handling environment, eliminating overspray from pesticides, herbicides, cross-pollination of GMO's and harmful pathogens, enhancing enhanced food safety."
Fresh Organics LLC is known for exceptional quality fruits and vegetables that are grown in compliance with national and international standards for sustainable and fairly traded agriculture, supporting communities and farmers alike, and for responsible and ethical business practices and management making the least impact on the environment.
Green PolkaDot Box (GPDB) is America's premier online membership club for organic and non-GMO natural foods at wholesale pricing. It is the only major online store that refuses to carry any products or ingredients containing genetically modified organisms (GMO). GPDB leverages proprietary technology with its dynamic, interactive website and member relationship management software to provide a unique shopping and membership experience. The Company plans to grow membership with individuals and families looking for natural non-GMO products and organic choices for up to a 60% discount off retail prices. Living Produce ™ benefits include superior plant nutrients, enhanced food safety, year-round availability, low pricing with FREE home delivery, and less environmental impact
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