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Our Hydroponics


Our Hydroponics

Hydroponics (from the Greek words hydro water and pono labor) is a method of growing plants using mineral nutrient solutions, without soil.

Shelton Family Farm has a year-round hydroponic greenhouse operation exclusively for the production of hydroponic bibb lettuce. We produce 10 to 12,000 heads of lettuce a week.

Our hydroponic lettuce fills about half an acre of greenhouse space, a glorious carpet of green even in the depths of January. The plants grow in a nutrient-rich water that closely mimics the healthiest soil possible.
William Shelton and his four sons

We are now in the process of diversifying the lettuces we grow in this system and plan to offer these as part of the share! This will add a very unique and healthy aspect. Our hydroponic lettuces are both nutrient rich and PESTICIDE FREE.


Shelton Family Farm
500 Thomas Cove Rd
Whittier, NC 28789
Shelton Family Farm • William Shelton, Jr.
500 Thomas Cove Road
Whittier, North Carolina 28789