This is one of the profiles in an ongoing series covering next generation agriculture. We are seeing an increased trend for indoor farming across the United States and around the world. This is a positive trend given that local farming reduces adverse CO2 emissions from moving food long distances. If you would like us to review and profile your company, just let us know! Contact Us.
Company Profile: Southern Farm City
Here is a great example of an urban farm in New Orleans producing microgreens and herbs.
Here is some of the “About Us” content: Southern City Farm is an urban farm that grows microgreens, herbs, sprouts and edible flowers in our 1,100 square foot, climate-controlled facility.We bring flavorful produce to local chefs, restaurants, and markets for healthier produce options in New Orleans and surrounding areas.
Andrew Prat and Adrian Nikdast are the founders of Southern City Farm, which is bringing local, sustainably grown produce to chefs and markets throughout the city of New Orleans. In a climate controlled, urban farm facility we grow over 40 varieties of microgreens, herbs, sprouts, and edible flowers. Our growing facility is so close to the partner establishments that we are able to deliver fresher produce that is also more flavorful compared to traditionally grown greens. Southern City Farm is dedicated to providing produce harvested within 24-48 hours of reaching your customer's table.
Here is the link to learn more: https://www.southerncityfarm.com/
The urban farming phenomenon isn't slowing down any time soon. To date, the cost of man made lighting has been a barrier for indoor agriculture. A new generation of LED lighting provides cost effective opportunities for farmers to deliver local produce. Warehouses and greenhouses are both viable structures for next generation agriculture. Here is one example of next generation made in USA LED grow light technology to help farmers: Commercial LED Grow Lights.