Scissortail Farms’ futuristic setup brings quality herbs, greens to Tulsa

Scissortail Farms' futuristic setup brings quality herbs, greens to Tulsa

Walking through the hydroponic greenhouse at Scissortail Farms surrounded by hundreds of towers of the freshest greens and herbs is a futuristic experience. The lettuce, kale, chard, basil, sorrel, chives — about 30 different varieties of vegetative plants — grow thick and lush.

It’s a forest of green plants peeking out from all sides of large cylindrical white towers. Every so often, water pumps through towers, trickling down inside, sounding like a gentle waterfall. The edible plants are especially tender because they aren’t exposed to the elements, explained co-founder Rob Walenta.

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Fresh salad year-round

john sulton ceo Scissortail Farms Tulsa

After several days of sunshine, Oklahoma is back to the winter blues. Thankfully for the folks at Scissortail Farms in West Tulsa, weather doesn’t matter.  The List’s Erin Christy headed to the hydroponic farm to learn more about the nearly 62,000 local leafy green plants that can be found there.

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Hydroponics arrive in Tulsa with Scissortail Farms

Eric Singleton Quality Manager Scissortail Farms

Oklahoma News Report’s Lis Exon reports from Tulsa’s Scissortail Farms on an indoor farming technique producing fresh food year-round.

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Scissortail Farms grows green all year

scissortail farms grows green all year

Scissortail Farms grows leafy green vegetables year-round with little water and without soil. The operation west of Tulsa employs aeroponic farming to grow its produce. Aeroponic uses pumps and gravity to feed the roots with nutrient-rich water.

Thousands of plants growing out of 11-foot-tall aeroponic tubes are watered every five minutes with conditioned water enable Scissortail Farms to consistently provide fresh produce within 24 hours of harvest.

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Green County farmers use new system to grow plants all year

Green County Oklahoma farmers Scissortail Farms

The harvest is starting at a new farm in Tulsa – a hydroponic vegetable farm that can grow plants all year long, no matter the weather. The vegetables are grown indoors and upright to save space and eliminate most problems with insects and plant diseases. It’s bringing fresher vegetables to market. The greenhouse at Scissortail Farms is packed with produce, and there’s not even a shovel full of dirt.

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Local hydroponic farm doesn’t miss a beat despite the drop in temperatures


Whether it’s summer’s blazing heat, fall’s seemingly early disappearance or the arrival of winter’s whipping winds, one local hydroponic farm isn’t fazed by weather’s constantly changing face.

Scissortail Farms in west Tulsa takes the claim as Oklahoma’s largest producer of green, leafy vegetables through the use of aeroponic towers and is one of the largest hydroponic producers across the country.

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8450 West 51st Street
Tulsa, Ok 74107

Phone: (918) 960-2772


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