"Our ambition today is to reduce the investment required to deploy this technology and to design a simple and efficient indoor farm similar in cost to traditional greenhouse growing. Our decade of experience in urban agriculture has taught us the added value of providing an optimal growing environment for plants," says Lufa Farms co-founder and co-CEO Mohamed Hage.
An indoor farm to take urban agriculture to the next level
Lufa Farms integrates greenhouse technologies into an indoor farm to maximize local production year-round.
Continuing its mission to build a more direct and local food system, Lufa Farms has unveiled its first indoor farm. In the borough of Saint-Laurent, the former Sears headquarters is now home to a complete urban food ecosystem, including the world's largest rooftop greenhouse, a brand new distribution center, and now a new indoor farm that feeds thousands of customers every week.
Featuring Green Automation technology typically used in greenhouses, this farm is equipped with a single-story hydroponic growing system and 1,000 LED lights. Inside the facility, the following crops are grown; lettuce, spinach, celery, basil, kohlrabi, fennel, and watercress are grown without fossil fuels.
Designed to demonstrate the viability of low-cost indoor farming at its full potential, this polyculture farm will harvest 20,000 vegetables and herbs daily. Lufa Farms' indoor farm products are now available exclusively to their online marketplace subscribers.
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