Envista Farms is converting old warehouses, industrial buildings, and greenhouses into certified hydroponic growing facilities for herbs and vegetables.
Our goal is to feed the local community all year round with great tasting sustainable crops using low-cost technology without the use of herbicides or pesticides while revitalizing old buildings and creating jobs in the community.
Our vision is to supply sustainably grown and locally delivered herbs and vegetables to grocers and restaurants along the East Coast and to feed local communities with high-quality herbs and vegetables.
We see Envista Farms as being a source for agricultural education and development. We want to encourage and inspire local STEM students with agricultural and educational opportunities.
West Coast shipments of basil and lettuce are expensive and have a limited shelf life. Envista Farms provides sustainable, locally grown produce to millions of consumers within a 50-mile radius of our farms.
There are limited amounts of specialty products offered on the East Coast. Our strategically located facilities will allow for restaurant and supermarket delivery within 24 hours of harvest.
Founded in 2015, Envista Farms is a regional hydroponic farming company looking to expand throughout the mid-Atlantic and in the Northeast. Envista Farms started in Chester County, PA, relocated to Kent Island, MD in 2018 and grows fresh herbs and vegetables using hydroponics located in renovated industrial facilities in Anne Arundel County, MD.
In 2019, Kevin and John partnered to expand the very successful hydroponics farm operating in Denton, MD. Envista expanded its operation to Glen Burnie and began to supply the mid-Atlantic with sustainably grown and locally delivered fresh hydroponic herbs and vegetables, containing zero pesticides and herbicides.
John Ireland has over 30 years experience building and growing companies in multiple industries. His passion for agriculture and a healthy lifestyle drove him to find a better way to economically deliver sustainably grown produce to local markets utilizing environmentally friendly technology. John is the Managing Member of Envista Farms and has a Biochemical Engineering Degree and MBA.
Kevin Doyle has over 30 years experience in business development within the real estate industry. In 2015, Kevin created Envista Farms growing vegetables indoors using new LED lighting technologies and converting undervalued buildings into farms. For the first three farms, he partnered with the University of Delaware and Bowie State University to create the platform as the basis for Envista Farms.
Romaine lettuce is the most nutrient-rich of all lettuce varieties. It’s an excellent source of calcium, vitamin C, folate, and vitamin K and provides 10 times more beta carotene than iceberg lettuce. With its long, slightly bitter leaves and sweet center ribs, romaine provides a robust crunch to any meal.
Butter Bibb lettuce has a sweet buttery flavor that makes for a delicious foundation for any salad. As this variety’s name implies, the texture of butter lettuce is indeed smooth like butter. The leaves are delicate, but Bibb lettuce is higher in vitamin A, folate, iron and potassium than Iceberg and Arugula.
The round, often pointed leaves of the basil plant looks a lot like peppermint to which it is related. Its highly fragrant leaves are used as a seasoning for a variety of foods but has become ever popular as the main ingredient in pesto, a mixture consisting of basil, pine nuts and parmesan cheese.
Once you taste the freshness of Envista Farms, you will taste the difference.
Envista Farms produces a high-quality product. The Sweet Basil is amazing.
The taste and crispness of Envista Farms lettuce is the best we have had.
Hydroponic farming has been around for decades. Only now is it being used around the US as a cost-effective way to produce high-quality greens. It has a major presence in foreign countries and some technology has been successfully adopted here in the US.
It is the convergence of low cost LED lights, affordable and suitable facilities, and the ability to heat and cool farms economically, which has led to the possibility to grow herbs and vegetables all year round in a very controlled environment.
Envista developed and tested a low tech, cost-effective way to build and utilize an efficient hydroponic system. We are working with a fabricator to mass-produce these systems to sell to contract farmers who want to convert existing facilities to hydroponics.
Kevin Doyle 7358-7360 Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard Glen Burnie, MD 21061