HOW WE GROW
Our produce is grown vertically in an indoor controlled environment to provide the most ideal growing conditions.
Our proprietary, environment-friendly system allows us to grow our crops 365 days per year, not affected by weather, short growing seasons, freezes, climate change, drought or pests. The crops are grown using 85% less water than outdoor or greenhouse farming, free of pesticides and herbicides, GMO free and can be grown anywhere in an appropriate building. We have predictable harvests in contrast to outdoor farmers who must live with unpredictable harvests.
For most of the year, Vermont imports almost 90% of its produce primarily from Arizona and California. This carbon heavy process gave rise to the innovation of local, 365, indoor growing methods that maximize land by growing upwards.
Our vertical production density and yields are 50 – 60 times greater then traditional farming, and our carbon footprint is significantly smaller because we grow in the communities we serve.
The more we can grow as a business, the more we can provide the local community. The more local production the less reliant on Arizona and California. Less of a carbon footprint. Also working towards net zero in partnership with solar project.
THE BENEFITSThe Ceres Greens system is designed to lower our carbon footprint significantly and produce high yields while conserving water.
By 2050, the earth is predicted to host 9 to 10 billion people and the earth will be rapidly urbanizing at the loss of fresh water and land.
Hydroponics and vertical farms serve as part of a larger solution to feed humanity and preserve the planets land and resources. This model is one that scales broadly to serve the many in an increasingly pinched environment.