Irvine, May 14, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Terra Tech Corp (OTCBB: TRTC), a leader in sustainableagricultural products, is pleased to announce it has signed a distribution deal with New Jersey based NB Plants, a hydroponic greenhouse grower of specialty plants. Under the terms of the deal, Edible Garden will have first right to purchase NB Plants entire crop throughout the year. Edible Garden has been establishing vendor relationships with major retailers in the northeast to distribute the product. Forecasting from the prior year's sales, Edible Garden anticipates this contract to be worth up to $2,000,000 in annual revenue.
"This is another valuable relationship that is consistent with our revised business model. By assuming a distribution and branding role throughout the country we have the ability to expand faster without carrying the burdensome operating risk associated with owning multiple farms," explains Ken Vande Vrede, COO of Terra Tech. "While we weren't able to execute a full merger at this point due to certain prohibitive covenants in the company's debt structure, we were able to ink a distribution deal which has significant value for us without the dilution or expense of the merger."
Edible Garden will be purchasing produce as well as annuals and perennials to sell throughout the Northeast. Currently Edible Garden, a premier brand of local and sustainably grown produce, is available at approximately 400 major grocery store chains such as Shoprite, Food Emporium and others throughout New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Maryland, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania. This distribution relationship gives the company access to additional product in order to meet demand.
"This agreement is extremely important for us to bridge the gap until we finish construction on our new five-acre hydroponic facility. Once we are finished at the end of the year, our capacity will have grown significantly and we anticipate keeping this contract in place in order to further the company's reach in the northeast," said Derek Peterson, CEO of Terra Tech. "Additionally our objective is to sign multiple contracts throughout the US establishing Edible Garden as a national brand of sustainably cultivated, locally-grown hydroponic produce. We want our customers to know they can expect high quality nutritious produce whether they reside in New Jersey, Connecticut or Chicago."
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About Terra Tech
Through its wholly-owned subsidiary GrowOp Technology, Terra Tech Corp. specializes in controlled environment agricultural technologies. The company integrates best-of-breed hydroponic equipment with proprietary software and hardware to provide sustainable solutions for indoor agriculture enterprises and home practitioners. We work closely with expert horticulturists, engineers, and plant scientists to develop and manufacture advanced proprietary products for the fast-growing urban agricultural industry as well as individual hobbyists. Large companies, small urban farmers, home enthusiasts, and traditional greenhouse growers utilize our products. Our complete product line is available at specialty retailers throughout the United States, and via our website. Terra Tech Corp. was incorporated in July 2008 in the State of Nevada; its subsidiary GrowOp Technology was founded March 2010, in Oakland, California.
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