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 […]Continue reading
Indoor Vertical Farming Is Making Headlines Again!
We’ve had some nice local media exposure about our two Indoor Vertical Farms running as Social Enterprises. One farm will provide organic, local, gourmet Ready-To-Eat Salads sold in retail facilities. The other will provide fresh, healthy vegetables economically disadvantaged communities within Windsor for free or low cost. To see the complete article and video coverage […]Continue reading
Local Grown Salads Featured at Bioenterprise Impact Event
Local Grown Salads is proud to have been featured at showcase event for Bioenterprise Corporation seed funding recipients, on October 10th in Guelph, Ontario. Held at Cutten Fields, the non-profit agricultural business accelerator’s event gave Local Grown Salads and the 14 other recipients the opportunity to highlight the achievements made thanks to the funding they […]Continue reading
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
AgFunder Predicts Big Changes for Indoor Agriculture in 2017
Today’s story highlight comes from Nicola Kerslake, founder of Newbean Capital, via Agfunder. Kerslake looks back at 2016, and has some major predictions for 2017. Take a look! “For all of the year’s many horrors, 2016 was a banner year for indoor agriculture, the practice of growing crops in hydroponic, aquaponic and aeroponic systems in […]Continue reading
New FDA Food Safety Standards to be Implemented by 2020
Food is going to become much safer (in the USA and, by extension, probably Canada) starting in 2020. It also represents a huge opportunity… The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has introduced the FSMA – Food Safety Modernization Act. By 2020 everyone involved in the production and sale of food will need a significantly […]Continue reading
Controlled Agriculture Environment Industry Updates – November 2016
Our November 2016 newsletter is live and ready for you! We’re stepping deeper into the local and vertical farming worlds in this month’s newsletter, with a look at grocery retailers experimenting with on-site growing. Plus, we’ve got some politics, stats and more. Take a look! Could the produce you buy soon be grown right at your local […]Continue reading
Controlled Agriculture Environment Industry Updates – October 2016
We’ve got your fix of updates from the world of the Controlled Agriculture Environment industry right here, from our October 2016 newsletter! A backgrounder explaining why Hydroponic growing can be healthy, chemical free, GMO free but not labelled Organic Indoor Ag Industry to Go Its Own Way Amid Debate on Organic Labelings Understanding some of […]Continue reading