384,696 seeds were planted in 40,608 germination cubes at Second Chances Farm, the first vertical farm in the first state, between Friday, February 7th and Saturday, February 8th by a team of returning citizens under the supervision of Evan M Bartle.
"This is a watershed moment as we move from a prototype farm, where we have been testing various hydroponic plants since we moved on September 4, 2019 to The Opportunity Center, our 47,500 sq. ft. facility at 3030 Bowers Street in the Riverside community in Wilmington, to our first production farm called Farm 1-A", says Ajit George, Founder and Managing Member at Second Chances Farm.
By the end of the first four weeks, 68,256 plants will be growing on any given day in Farm #1-A. The first batch of plants to be grown for sale will include arugula, cilantro, several varieties of baby leaves (lettuce), dill, basil (Genovese and Thai), several types of kale, mint, bok choy, parsley and rainbow swiss chard.
"We are projecting our first harvest for sale between March 16th and 27th", Ajit shares. "If you are a chef in New Castle County who is interested in purchasing locally grown, freshly harvested chemical free produce or if you are part of a church or a company in New Castle County that would like to be part of our corporate CSA program, please contact Darryl Fink at email@example.com".
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