A new trend in growing and harvesting vegetables is gaining steam in the Niagara region. Start-up Vision Greens launched a vertical farming facility in Welland. Vision Greens is an indoor and soil-less operation that aims to fill in the gaps of a supply crunch and high food costs. They say they’re producing 12.5 acres worth of greens within 2,000 square feet indoors. Last May, Vision Greens began operations at their Welland facility it’s an environment-controlled and pesticide-free operation that produces lettuce, basil, and arugula. CEO Lenny Louis says his goal is to bring food safety, security, and sustainability following disruptions in the food supply chain and previous E. coli outbreaks with other growers.
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CAN: A walk through Vision Greens' newest Welland facility
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