Why We Care If Hydroponics Is Organic

Recently the US group which regulates these things, decided, by a vote of 8 to 7, that Hydroponics can continue to be classified as “Organic”. While the debate was very technical, I see the debate as important because it’s about Sustainability and what we eat. Hydroponic growing, which is used by many Indoor Vertical Farming […]

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Indoor Vertical Farming Predictions

There will totally “net zero” Indoor Vertical Farming systems. Meaning that all the necessary energy to grow will be generated onsite. Indoor Vertical Farming will increase the quality and nutrition of the food supplies. Indoor Vertical Farming will make any level of pesticides unacceptable. The price of fresh food will drop once the Indoor Vertical […]

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The 7 Reasons Indoor Vertical Farming Is Sustainable

Reduction of the Carbon footprint in food production. Reduction in Carbon footprint moving food 1,500 miles (on average) from production to consumers. Removal of Fertilizer runoff into the water system. Removal of Pesticides from the environment. No wastage of water. Growing can use 100% renewable energy. Greater consumer health from increased nutritional quality of the […]

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Indoor Vertical Farming Technology

The first thing is to differentiate between home gardening and commercial designed systems. For the home you can build your own, or buy something like a Tower Garden. Commercial systems are in a shipping container or in a warehouse. Light is provided by LEDs to simulate sunshine. Every company selects its own colour (spectrum). A […]

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The Cost Of Vegetables

Do you know that the farmer makes about $0.10 on each $1.00 of the vegetables that you buy? They don’t get rich, they love what they do. The retailer makes about $0.30 – $0.50 on the $1.00. Before you scream “Unreasonable profits!!!” There are a few things to consider. Retailers have to throw bad, bruised […]

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Countries can become Food Self Sufficient

NYC is fed from California, Seattle from Florida, Chicago from Mexico. Canada imports 87% of its vegetables its from southern United States and Mexico. The GCC is fed from Morroco and Jordan and other countries. When the rain does not fall on the plain in Spain, England has no lettuce. Around the world food travels, […]

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Local Grown Salads Wants To Feed The World

We at Local Grown Salads want to feed the world healthy Salads grown sustainably. Salads grown within 15 minutes of where they are eaten. Salads that are grown with no impact on the environment. Salads that have high nutritional content. Salads without any pesticides, herbicides, or fungicides. Salads grown to the highest organic standards. Salads […]

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​What Is An Indoor Vertical Farming System?

An Indoor Vertical Farm is a system of parts selected for growing, harvesting and packaging salads. The most important part are the lights providing the energy nutrition.  LED lights are getting brighter and smaller, using less power almost daily. LEDs give off heat and don’t like water. Plants are mostly made up of water, thus […]

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Is Indoor Vertical Farming Profitable?

The answer is YES!!! In fact, our business model has an EBIDTA of 45%.  The ROI on the capital is even higher. These are great returns  in almost any industry. Let me explain the economics. When a consumer buys $1.00 of vegetables, the farmer gets about ¢10.  Farmers only make a great living if they […]

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​Why are Veggies from an Indoor Vertical Farm Better?

“Better” in vegetables is freshness, taste,  nutrition, and no pesticides or pathogens. You can tell the difference when you buy from a farmers market. But who has time? And what do we do in winter? Both the farmer and the retailer want to give you the best product. But an efficient system developed over 75 […]

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