From The Front-Lines
Food Security Structures Canada has had the pleasure and honour to work with a variety of clients across Canada and around the world. Here are just a few of their stories from the front-lines of growing.
Adragone Aeroponics is a high-tech indoor farm founded by Jody Spangler in Chester County, Pennsylvania. The original farm was known as Windy Hill Farm and was established in the late 1700s. The family has enjoyed growing and harvesting fresh produce for 5 generations.
Adragone was founded upon the belief that it is necessary to preserve the environment, including water, open space, and real estate, to ensure the future health of our planet and ourselves. Jody has proven results showing how vertical aeroponic growing systems allows for minimal water use while maximizing growing space and producing very high crop yields.
Years in Operation – 10+ years (aeroponics)
Size – 1000 sq feet
Growing Systems Used – Over 4,600 vertical aeroponic ports plus grow bins
Crops – Diverse crops including lettuces, herbs, flowers, strawberries
Average Monthly Yield – 2.5-3 oz per port
Distribution Model: 50:50 Wholesale-Retail
Wholesale to restaurants, local market, and On Farm Market
Amherst-Island MicroGreens offers nutrient dense Microgreens to the residents of Amherst Island, providing access to fresh, nutritious greens all year round to this island community in Eastern Ontario. Utilizing the unique lighting and growing technologies provided by FSSC, they have maximized yields and reduced operating costs, providing a solid ROI on their crops.
Years in Operation – 1 years
Size – 200 square feet
Growing Systems Used – 1 microgreen towers with capacity for 18 trays harvesting per week
Crops – Diverse crops of microgreens including sunflowers, broccoli, radish, kale, beets, buckwheat, and herbs
Distribution Model: Direct to customer bi-monthly subscription