Powered by technology and deep knowledge in farming, the modular and cloud-based approach uses 99.5% less space, 95% less water, and 90% less transportation to produce diverse greens that are free of chemical pesticides. The vegetables and greens are grown entirely in-store, and harvested for sale on a biweekly schedule. The super fresh and hyperlocal produce is available at 9 Vancouver Island Thrifty Foods locations (2 in Victoria). This is only the second market for Infarm in Canada, having launched in Vancouver at the beginning of 2020, and expanding nationally by the end of the year.
How it works:
- Infarm has developed the world’s most advanced, sustainable, easily scalable and rapidly deployable modular farms
- Each in-store farm has a controlled energy-friendly environment designed to bring out the natural flavour and properties of each plant
- The plants are all grown in-store, dramatically reducing carbon emissions that result from transportation
- The individual farms are connected and remotely controlled from a central farming platform that gathers up-to-the minute information about the growth of each plant and learns, adjusts and improves the growing conditions