Brick Street Farms has the entire city craving fresh greens, and many local restaurants (including staff favorite Sauvignon) utilize their produce in their signature dishes. Brick Street Farm owners have been slowly preparing for something of a homecoming. What started with a few converted shipping containers in a lot grew to a fleet of vertical farms in an expanded space in the Warehouse Arts District.
Their brand new fresh market, replete with greens, organic snacks, local honey, and more products, is officially open at 199 20th Street South. The Brick Street Farms’ shipping containers are outfitted in the latest technology, allowing the climate, humidity, LED-simulated sunlight, and water filtration and nutrient supply system to be monitored and controlled remotely.
By placing the farms directly in communities and not being reliant on any mass transportation or distribution channels, customers have direct access to the freshest and most nutritious greens.
Brick Street’s Thrive plants grow vertically indoors without soil, getting their nutrition from water and light energy from powerful LEDs. The result is a system that operates independently from land, climate, and season with the power to bring local food production directly to eager St. Pete diners.
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