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Mission Greens Hydroponic Farm

There is an urgent need for fresh, healthy foods in our community. Each day, more families are turning to our nonprofit to meet their most basic need - healthy food. The time is now for us to act and ensure the vitality of our neighbors and friends.

Given the need for healthy food in our community, compounded by the effects of COVID-19, Fork Farms is partnering with Grow It Forward to set up an indoor hydroponic farm with 27 Flex Farm systems. Flex Farms are indoor hydroponic vertical farms that grow significant amounts of fresh food.

Within one week, Grow It Forward's Mission Greens Hydroponic Farm was installed and growing nutritious food. The intent of the farm is to grow consistent, large quantities of fresh greens for our pantry and community meals now and into the future.


  • Produce 1,000 servings of healthy, leafy greens per grow cycle (25-28 days) year round!

  • Leafy greens would be distributed throughout the community by Grow It Forward and our community partners.

  • Additional engagement opportunities

    • Include K-12 curriculum and education in partnership with UW Extension FoodWIse and Fork Farms

    • Volunteer activities throughout the year to plant, harvest and care for the Pop-Up Farm.

    • Special community events such as lettuce luncheons.


Mission Greens Products:

  • Herbs (Basil, Cilantro, Parsley)

  • Lettuce (Coastal Romain, Green Star, Red Oak, Butterhead, Cherokee)

  • Salad Dressings

  • Basil Hummus 

Mission Greens Are Available At:

  • Harmony Cafe & Juicery located at 921 S. 8th Street, Monday-Friday, 7am-2pm, and Saturday 8am-2pm.

  • Downtown Manitowoc Farmers Market, 720 Quay Street, Saturdays 8am-1pm June-October.

Find Mission Greens Proudly Featured At:

  • Brix

  • Elbow Room

  • Courthouse Pub

  • Ryan's On York

  • Cool City Brewing Company

  • Water's Edge - Lighthouse Inn

  • Moore's Irish Pub

Grow It Forward's Mission Greens Hydroponic Farm Provided In Part By:

  • Fork Farms

  • United Healthcare

  • Fox Cares Foundation

  • Investors Community Bank

  • Green Bay Packers Foundation

  • West Foundation

  • CNH Industrial

  • Grace United Church of Christ

  • Gordon Flesh Company

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