Basil and perch are produced by the start-up ECF in the aquaponic system on their farm in the middle of Berlin. The founders also show that they can plan and build. Now there are two large greenhouses on the 1,800 square meter site, where basil grows. Between 6,000 and 8,000 pots leave the farm weekly after six weeks of rearing.
Christian Echternacht & Nicolas Leschke, founders of ECF Farmsystems GmbH / Source: www.ecf-farmsystems.com
With the so-called capital basil, ECF supplies all REWE branches in Berlin and some in Brandenburg as well as Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. "It was pure luck that the REWE Group became aware of the sale of our plot and needed exactly the amount of basil we can produce on our farm," Nicolas tells TopAgrar.
Source: Top Agrar