Class: 2015 Winter
IMAGINE.... Great tasting, freshly picked local lettuce, leafy greens, and microgreens with maximum nutritional value available YEAR ROUND in the northeast.
Unlike traditional seasonal field farming, Imagine Farm will be offering a unique opportunity for local restaurants, stores, caterers, institutions, schools, and consumers to purchase fresh, nutritionally rich, flavorful, and diverse produce (Lettuce, Leafy Greens, Microgreens) all year long. Our urban agriculture indoor hydroponic production will not be subject to weather conditions or drought, and our non-GMO products are environmentally friendly and ecologically safe, grown from organic seed without the use of soil or pesticides.
Growing lettuce, leafy greens, and microgreens in a controlled environment like Imagine Farm provides a significant benefit because the practices are sustainable, prices can remain stable year round, and the product quality is highly predictable and consistent. Other significant advantages are the capacity to grow more produce in a smaller footprint, while using about 1/10th as much water as traditional field farming. And, as a byproduct of these water saving growing methods, long-term sustainability could be a crucial underlying benefit for all of us.