New farm growing fresh greens year-round

New farm growing fresh greens year-round

We are grateful to for the great article published June 22, 2018 about our farm. You can start to read the article below by Maija Hoggett. Photo by Maija Hoggett.

A new farm is growing a way to eat locally, year-round.

From the outside, the Borealis Fresh Farms’ modular building doesn’t look like anything special. It’s a white structure that’s 10 feet wide, 10 feet high and 40 feet long tucked away on top of a hill with a view of Porcupine Lake.

Inside is a hydroponic vertical farm equipped with cutting-edge technology. From the walls, parsley, basil, bok choy, and three varieties of kale are growing in strips.

“When we’re talking traditional farming, this is not that, at all,” said Marc Rodrigue, who co-founded the farm with Alex Cochrane.

Everything inside is controlled by technology — the lights, temperature, humidity levels and more can be monitored from anywhere.

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