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 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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Wondering What Indoor Vertical Farming looks like?

Essentially you are looking at what is grown in acre of land in one year. We’re capable of doing multiple harvests in a year. Here, on this side of our Grow Unit, you can see Thyme, Kale, and Arugula growing beautifully!

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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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Local Grown Salads To Meet Major Retailers!

Local Grown Salads is Speaking At FMI and GMA’s Global Sustainability Summit Zale Tabakman, President of Local Grown Salads will be a featured presenter at the Food Marketing Institute and Grocery Manufacturers Association’s Global Sustainability Summit in Nashville, TN on August 11, 2017. The Summit provides tools and solutions for food companies to make themselves and their […]

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PBS Short Explains Vertical Farming

Here is a great short video from PBS all about vertical growing. In a few minutes a complete explanation of how and why it works. While it doesn’t explain the LGS technology, it’s clear why our technology works.

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Canada South Science City Invites Local Grown Salads Founder, Zale Tabakman, as its 2017 Distinguished Visitor!

We’re honoured to share the news that Zale has been announced as the Canada South Science City Distinguished Visitor for 2017! Distinguished Visitor programs bring experts, practitioners and scholars to work in academia and communities. They share their knowledge and experience as well as work on the development of new and innovation community-based projects. Visitors […]

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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 […]

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