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 […]Continue reading
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 […]Continue reading
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 […]Continue reading
Why are Veggies from an Indoor Vertical Farm Safer?
By safer we mean less likely to cause you food poisoning or cause an infection. Vegetables have been responsible for some pretty scary recalls in the last few years. Chipolte shut down stores for months and products from a major packaged salad brand caused 3 deaths last year. These are the biggest stories. It’s not […]Continue reading
Why is Indoor Vertical Farming so Sustainable?
Here are the highlights…. Reduces the CO2 load of vegetables travelling on average 1500 miles No pesticides used in their growing, therefore no adverse effect like killing bees and frogs Fertilizer use is exact, there is no excess running off into the water system and causing damage like algae bloom There is a significant reduction […]Continue reading
Who Knew Okra Could Be Fun?
We’re back with another Macka B rap. This one’s from his “Medical Mondays” series. It’s a solid rap with one particularly weird line. See if you can find it. MEDICAL MONDAY ‘OKRA’ Remember that if you want to see more Macka B, you can find his official page at https://www.facebook.com/OfficialMackaB/.Continue reading
You’ll Be Green With Envy That You Can’t Rap Like Macka B
We’ve been sharing vegan rapper Macka B’s videos over the past few weeks, so, by now, you’re probably starting to get his message loud and clear. While we’re not specifically pushing for you to be vegan, we want to be sure that you now just how many benefits you can get out of specific vegetables and […]Continue reading
Macka B Hits Some Smooth(ie) Beats
Healthy-eating rapper Macka B is at it again. This time, he’s talking up smoothies. “WHA ME EAT WEDNESDAY ‘WHA ME DRINK’ LYRICS: Welcome to Wha Me Eat Wednesdays give thanks for the link You already know what I eat what about what I drink If you can’t eat the greens and you’ve got to get […]Continue reading
We Might be Headed for a Shortage of Salad Blends
Bad news, salad lovers ― there might be a shortage of mesclun mix on the horizon. Most of our wintertime leafy greens are grown in the fields of Arizona, and this is normally a pretty reliable system. But this season has been uncharacteristically damp, and mildew has forced farmers to pull and toss greens. Normally, […]Continue reading