Farm 155 in Maadi, Egypt, sustainably grows and distributes fresh microgreens at their indoor vertical farms in city centers across Egypt. Founded in 2019 by Ehab Hassouna, the growers have supplied Egypt with freshly-harvested, pesticide-free radish, arugula, and kale microgreens.
However, microgreens are not usually the star of the show: they are what brings the dish together, not just through flavor and textures, but with their dense pack of nutrients and antioxidants as well. The story of how they grow up is every bit as important as how they end up on your plate.
“Vertical farming is the practice of growing food on vertically stacked layers, instead of farming vegetables on a single level in controlled environments,” Hassouna tells #CairoScene. “Combined with indoor farming techniques, this enables the control of temperature, light, and humidity, creating optimum conditions that maximize crop output in a limited space all year round. All our materials are locally sourced, supporting local farms and potters.”
Farm 155 encourages people to grow their very own microgreens at home, selling starter kits for any microgreen enthusiasts out there. Cultivating these plants requires care and maintenance, but it is also really fun and rewarding. Although they currently only delivered in Maadi, Farm 155 has plans to expand to the rest of Cairo very soon.
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