Zach Unruh's ancestors moved to Kansas in the late 1800s from the Steppes of Russia. They were farmers. His earliest memories are of harvesting wheat with his grandpa, Virgil Wiggers, on his Central Kansas farm. When he was 21, he met his wife-to-be, Janelle, from a farming community in Northern Alberta, Canada, and they married. They lived in Kansas for 7 years. They later had the opportunity to start a hydroponic greenhouse in Northeast Georgia. They bought a 26 acre farm, put up a 2-bay greenhouse and started selling produce to the local markets. They began selling through Atlanta area distributors.
Today, the Unruh family has 5 sons, the oldest is 7 years old and the youngest two are 8 weeks old. They are looking forward to raising them on their farm. In fact, they are already helping with planting seeds!
Virgil Wiggers, Zach Unruh's grandfather as a young farmer in Kansas.
Working on the Unruh farm acreage in Kansas during the night.
New Hydro Bibb Lettuce growing in the two-bay greenhouse in Hartwell, Georgia.