Modular Farms Announces First Modular Farm Unit
Modular Farms announces first modular farm unit
Set for a 2017 release, the product is a portable container farm designed for harsh weather.
November 14, 2016
BRAMPTON, ONTARIO, CANADA - Modular Farms Inc., a Canadian start-up founded in 2015, announced the release of the first modular farm unit in press release. The portable container farm, which is designed to grow lettuces, leafy greens and herbs in the harshest and most remote environments, is available for showcase at their Brampton offices.
“Indoor agriculture is becoming a very important trend in the food market and Modular Farms is poised to be a leader in this field moving forward,” said Eric Amyot, the company’s co-founder and CEO. “We’ve designed a scalable, modular, portable and self-contained indoor farming system that literally gets delivered on a truck and plugged in to start growing, with yields twice as high as any other farming system we’ve seen to date.”
“We specifically designed the farm system to work in the north of Canada. The food security problems there are problems we think we can help solve,” said Amyot according to the release. “By doing so, we’ve created a product that can work virtually anywhere in the world.”
The Modular Farm allows farmers to add on new growing modules in the future, such as a water-capture module, a storage module, a vestibule, a micro-green module and a micro grid module.
“We want our farmers to know that they are capable of growing their business and adding modules in the future,” said Eric Bergeron, the company’s other co-founder and lead farmer. “The modules, which will be released in 2017, are specifically designed to allow farmers the flexibility to scale their business as needed.”
Modular Farms works with industry leading experts such as Intravision Light Systems of Norway and Canada, as well as Bright Agrotech from the U.S.
“The light system in our farm was specifically designed to maximize yields in the enclosed environment but also to work with the proven ZipGrow Tower growing system from Bright Agrotech,” said Amyot.
The farms, which retail for between $125,000 and $150,000 CDN are ready for production and the company has already landed 32 units to manufacture in the coming year.