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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: Backyard Produce LLC
This is an example of a microgreen grower growing fresh microgreens without pesticides or herbicides.
Here is some of the “About Us” content: Backyard Produce LLC is growing MicroGreens all year in Lawrence, Kansas. MicroGreens are the tender stem and leaves of very young, nutrient rich vegetable plants. All greens are an excellent source of Vitamins, Fiber, Beta-Carotene, Iron, Calcium, Potassium, Magnesium, Lutein, Folate, & Chlorophyll. MicroGreens contain higher levels of active compounds than found in mature plants. Our greenhouse and hydroponic systems supply a variety of fresh cut and living tray MicroGreens. No Herbicides. No Pesticides. MicroNutrients provided. MicroGreens provide flavor and nutrition to any menu and should be used in every kitchen.
Here is the link to learn more: http://www.shrinkyourfood.com/index.html
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
For more information about Indoor Farming and the American Association of Urban Farmers, see: www.igrow.news