Fitchburg Farms opens greenhouse off Hwy. 14

Scott Girard

Photos by Scott Girard. Fitchburg Farms’ new greenhouse, set to open April 18, is located near the roundabouts at the Hwy. 14 and MM.

The new 20,000-square-foot greenhouse will include up to 5,000 hanging baskets with more plants on the ground. The company hopes to expand next year, and plans to have a corn maze behind the greenhouse this fall.

Floral and garden enthusiasts will have another option in Fitchburg beginning this month.

Fitchburg Farms, located just off the intersection of Hwys. 14 and MM, will open its 20,000-square-foot greenhouse and office April 18 just a few weeks ahead of Mother’s Day.

Fitchburg Farms general manager Josh Wall said in March the business will be “community-oriented,” from where they have gotten the construction supplies to plans for future fundraisers once the business is up and running.

Wall also said they hope to expand the business in the future, including a plan to double the business’ size by next year if all goes as planned in year one.

In the meantime, they’ll use some of their nearly 60 total acres of land for activities such as corn mazes and housing animals on the land.

Their current space allows for nearly 5,000 hanging baskets along with plenty of table space for more plants and flowers.

The company grew mums on the land last year, but began constructing the greenhouse to allow for a fuller offering in December.

While this past winter ended up not the best for construction, Wall said they built much of the building themselves, and nearing completion has been a huge relief.

“It’s just nice to see it coming together,” Wall said.

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