Lufa Farms, Quebec, Canada

The rooftop greenhouse of Lufa Farms in Ahuntsic, Montreal. This is their first 31,000 square feet rooftop greenhouse. Halfway 2013, Lufa Farms integrated a second 43,000 square feet carbon neutral and positive pressure Ultra-Clima greenhouse from KUBO on a rooftop in Laval.
The rooftop greenhouse of Lufa Farms in Ahuntsic, Montreal. This is their first 31,000 square feet rooftop greenhouse. Halfway 2013, Lufa Farms integrated a second 43,000 square feet carbon neutral and positive pressure Ultra-Clima greenhouse from KUBO on a rooftop in Laval.
Inside Lufa Farms rooftop greenhouse, the same systems as in a regular commercial glasshouse are used; they even grow their crops on advanced gutter systems and use heating pipes to transport harvesting and crop worker trolleys.
Inside Lufa Farms rooftop greenhouse, the same systems as in a regular commercial glasshouse are used; they even grow their crops on advanced gutter systems and use heating pipes to transport harvesting and crop worker trolleys.
A cropworker between the pepper crops'; they are grown on hydroponic substrates; a combination of rockwool starter cubes on coco peat slabs. If you look close at the picture you can see the sachets with beneficial insects that Lufa brings in the crops to fight pests on a natural, biological and sustainable way.
A cropworker between the pepper crops'; they are grown on hydroponic substrates; a combination of rockwool starter cubes on coco peat slabs. If you look close at the picture you can see the sachets with beneficial insects that Lufa brings in the crops to fight pests on a natural, biological and sustainable way.
Cucumber crops.
Cucumber crops.
Lufa Farms is growing the crops with as much as biological controls as possible; synthetic pesticides are not used inside the greenhouse.
Lufa Farms is growing the crops with as much as biological controls as possible; synthetic pesticides are not used inside the greenhouse.
An eb and flood system for the cultivation of pots with Basil and other herbs and leafy greens.
An eb and flood system for the cultivation of pots with Basil and other herbs and leafy greens.
At this section, Lufa propagates young plants and banker plants with a multilayer system. They use LEDs and conventional supplemental lighting.
At this section, Lufa propagates young plants and banker plants with a multilayer system. They use LEDs and conventional supplemental lighting.
Drip irrigation.
Drip irrigation.
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Leafy greens under LEDs in a multi layer set up.
Leafy greens under LEDs in a multi layer set up.
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Heads of lettuce being grown very efficient with a NFT gutter system.
Heads of lettuce being grown very efficient with a NFT gutter system.
Amazing crop quality; a very consistent plant!
Amazing crop quality; a very consistent plant!
Lufa Farms' Greenhouse Director Lauren Rathmell together with ‎Greenhouse Operations Manager Leon Alsemgeest.
Lufa Farms' Greenhouse Director Lauren Rathmell together with ā€ˇGreenhouse Operations Manager Leon Alsemgeest.
Empty Lufa Farms baskets inside the distribution area are ready to be packed with fresh products.
Empty Lufa Farms baskets inside the distribution area are ready to be packed with fresh products.
Lufa Farms' Greenhouse Director Lauren Rathmell showing us the content of some of the baskets that are about to be shipped.
Lufa Farms' Greenhouse Director Lauren Rathmell showing us the content of some of the baskets that are about to be shipped.

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