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Farm technicians Miguel Ibarra, Ryan Lott, back, and Corrine Holm sort and package fresh basil at Artesian Farm in New Buffalo.

NEW BUFFALO — As most Southwest Michigan farmers are done harvesting and prepare for winter, the fields at Artesian Farm in New Buffalo continue to produce fresh crops of lettuce, basil and kale.

Keith Kudla, chief financial officer at Artesian Farm, said they’re able to do so through hydroponic farming – which is paving the way for the future of agriculture.

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Keith Kudla, chief financial officer at Artesian Farm in New Buffalo, walks past rows of lettuce grown indoors on a vertical hydroponic system Monday afternoon.

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Basil is packaged and readied for distribution to area businesses Monday afternoon at Artesian Farm in New Buffalo.

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Basil is grown indoors on a vertical hydroponic system at Artesian Farm in New Buffalo.

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Rows of lettuce are grown indoors Monday afternoon at Artesian Farm in New Buffalo.

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Staff Writer at The Herald-Palladium