Friday, 23 November 2012

The World's First Commercial Vertical Farm Grow Food in their Own Back Yard

The world’s first commercial vertical farm! Built by Sky Greens Farms, the rising steel structure will help the city grow more food locally, plummeting dependence on imported produce. The vertical farm is able to produce one ton of fresh vegetables every other day, which are sold in local supermarkets and will provide a fresh new source of sustainable produce for local residents. Singapore presently only 7 percent of its vegetables locally, driving a need to buy from other countries. But highly thanks to the new vertical farm, now local citizens can eat locally produced vegetables available exclusively at the FairPrice Finest supermarket.

The world’s first vertical farm itself is made up of 120 aluminum towers that stretch thirty feet tall. It’s a stunning and giant greenhouses, the rows of plants produce about a half ton of vegetables per day. Only three kinds of veggies are grown there, but locals expect to get bigger the farm to include other varieties. The vertical farm is at present seeking investors to help build 300 additional towers, which would generate two tons of vegetables per day. Even though the $21 million dollar price tag is heavy, it could mean agricultural independence for the area.

The vertical farm vegetables have become a big hit with the locals too. However the produce costs 10 to 20% more than other vegetables at the supermarket, consumers seemed keen to buy the freshest food possible often buying out the market’s stock of vertical farm foods. This pioneering vertical farm could help change the way the world eats, giving dense cities an opportunity to grow food in their own back yard.

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