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

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.

Business Profile

  • 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

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.

Business Profile

  • Years in Operation – 1 years

  • Size200 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