“The market for this is huge” says a London chef about Growing Underground, which now has a commercial subterranean hydroponic farm in London. Thus, fresh vegetables and greens get to restaurants in four hours. They specialize mostly in high end produce and greens for salads. Crowdfunding is supplying the money and they have a new campaign on Crowdcube, which ends in three days, and have raised Â£154,530 of their goal of Â£200,000, offering a 10% return.
From farm to fork in under four hours.
Our hydroponics system uses 70% less water than traditional open-field farming, and because all the nutrients are kept within the closed-loop system we run no risk of contributing to agricultural run-off. Food miles account for a huge amount of wasted energy in the industry. That’s why our produce will travel no further than the M25. Our leaves can be in your kitchen within 4 hours of being picked and packed. Initially we will be providing wholesale and local restaurants, and eventually the retail market. We are working towards carbon neutral certification.