Gallery: Lufa Farms Brings Large-Scale Rooftop Farming To Montreal

Open since spring time in 2011, this commercially operated venture has reportedly broken even this year. Part of its success has been the way in which they have dispensed with the traditional supply chain. The farm have partnered with various sites and businesses
 
Open since spring time in 2011, this commercially operated venture has reportedly broken even this year. Part of its success has been the way in which they have dispensed with the traditional supply chain. The farm have partnered with various sites and businesses around the city as designated drop-off points and the food baskets of fresh produce are sent to these locations at set times during the week. In this way, the customers know when and where they can collect their produce. The supply chain is massively simplified, and the food remains very fresh, without reliance on packaging or additives. A further bonus, the reduction in distribution requirements over a 12 month period more than off-sets the use of the natural gas heating in winter.

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  1. bthinker September 13, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    I <3 Industrial sized greenhouses on-site of production. People really aren't aware how much more fullproof and secure this growth method is. Grats to Lufa. That whole town just got a failsafe to environmentally caused food shortages :)

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