Late last year, Oppy revealed a remarkable new partnership with UP Vertical Farms, its first foray into the vertical farming space. Since then, the growth of the operation has been nothing short of incredible.
"We'll be entering the market with multiple varieties and blends of baby leafy greens under the UP Vertical Farms brand," he told me. "We are working with major retailers to develop custom and proprietary blends for each of their establishments. We have also started discussions with the foodservice industry in parallel to supply their needs for the consumers, and we have enough production capacity to cover all of Western Canada," said UP Vertical Farms Co-Founder Bahram Rashti.
"Water scarcity will eventually drive the cost of food production higher and higher as time goes by," Bahram emphasized. "Since we use 99 percent less water, we have the ability to help minimize food price inflation, which has been on the rise in recent years. This, in turn, provides stability to retailers and their consumers. Additionally, we serve as a constant, reliable local source of produce as we are not affected by climate change effects by growing indoors."
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