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"Huzzah! These Philly-grown microgreens are the tastiest!"
NO SUN • NO SEASONS • NO SOIL
We're a woman-owned vertical farm in the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia.
We grow microgreens vertically, in nothing but 100% pure water – no added nutrients, pesticides, or fertilizers. We're able to avoid pests, chemicals, and unpredictable weather because we grow indoors year-round.
Our plants are pretty chill.
They start from non-GMO seeds, and are grown on 100% organic, vegan substrate. Our plants are nurtured in a totally stress-free environment. Their favorite genre of music is still up in the air, so we're open to suggestions.
THE IMPORTANT STUFF
We're committed to using the purest water, and we're committed to using less of it. Over 2 quadrillion gallons of water is used for agriculture annually in the US – that's enough to cover the entire country in 2 feet of water. We're strong swimmers, but that doesn't sound like fun. Our methods use a fraction of the water that traditional farming does, and we're always looking for ways to cut back even more.
We envision a world where nutritious produce is accessible year-round, no matter where you live. Seasonal farming limitations, natural disasters, and climate change driven droughts all contribute to regionally based food insecurity (along with a ton of other reasons we'd love to address). Providing dependable access to local, fresh food has always been a priority of ours.
The average person is exposed to 129 unique chemicals every day, and 70% of fresh produce sold in the US has pesticide residues on it even after it's washed. The beauty of our growing method is that we're able to avoid the scary stuff, like fertilizers, pesticides, and animal products. We'll always grow the purest possible products for our people (and we'll keep using alliterations – it's fun).
30-40% of the entire US food supply is wasted every year. That’s like every person in America throwing more than 650 apples right into the garbage. Our microgreens are sold living – they last longer than harvested greens, so they're less likely to go to waste. We also avoid overproduction by growing almost everything to order. What we do have leftover is donated or shared with our neighbors.
When we say hyper-local, we mean it. We service a small geographical area, not just to ensure the freshest product, but to keep our carbon footprint small. We use food-grade reusable and compostable materials, and we're constantly learning and striving to do better for our planet. This is our home – we love it, and we don't know how to grow microgreens on Mars......yet.
We hold a long term vision of providing fresh and dependable produce to food insecure regions. There's a future where we're more than an urban farm – we're members of local communities, contributing to greater environmental and socioeconomic good.