Craft at Scale with Freedom Green Farms and Pipp Horticulture
Working with Pipp Horticulture means maximizing your canopy space and controlling every aspect of the plant’s growth. Aligning perfectly with Freedom Green Farms’ mission; “Sustainability Made, Simply Clean.” Drew Nowak, Founder/CEO of Freedom Green Farms, wanted to “be kind of new age; we wanted to be different.” The team produces craft at scale, not a thousand pounds every month but four to five hundred pounds per month. At Freedom Green, Drew was looking to grow based on the genetics they received and the demand for those genetics, having the ability to produce what they wanted when they wanted to while having that adjustment ability with their cultivars.
“It doesn’t matter what I like; it doesn’t matter what you like; it matters what the people want,” Drew states as he discusses the demand in the Michigan Cannabis market. Growing cannabis isn’t just about producing the best and the highest THC percentage; it’s about maintaining the quality and educating the public on what that quality means. The Freedom Green Farms team aims to produce the most potent flavor and terpene content while maintaining THC levels. Mike Nowak states, “I’d rather pick one thing and be the best at one thing than do ten things and be average.”
Many questions had come up with the Freedom Green team when moving forward with Pipp Horticulture mobile vertical grow racks. How are we going to work on that second level? Is it going to be safe? Will the plants receive the same amount of attention on the second level? Pipp Horticulture worked with the Freedom Green Farms team to ensure all questions were answered. Contractors and Pipp Horticulture work side by side to help provide guidance. After working with the Pipp team, converting their 21,000-square-foot facility into a vertical farming canopy space was a no-brainer. “Employees feel safer operating on the second level, and it’s just cleaner and safer for us. So really, it’s been a huge benefit to our operation,” Drew explains the transition to vertical farming.