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Fresh Green Farms:

Canada: Two brothers an the cream of the crop

Founded in 2018 by brothers Shahram and Bahram Rashti, Fresh Green Farms is an indoor vertical farm producer of leafy greens, producing fresh salad greens. Now four years into their business, the Rashti brothers are about to enter the agriculture industry with their research and innovative technologies. 

The Rashti brothers understood the challenges the agriculture industry faced, both in British Columbia and around the world. “After a couple of years of investigation and detailed market research, we decided that with my science and healthcare training and Shahram’s IT and business background, we have the necessary experience, know-how, tools, and capabilities to tackle this multi-faceted endeavor,” Bahram shares.

The brothers spent two years dedicated to research and development prior to officially setting up their company. “Our goal was to create and optimize our ecosystem for high-density indoor vertical farming of leafy greens,” says Shahram. “We studied the market to identify best practices which we improved by developing specific processes and designs catered around our systems and equipment. By working with the best consultants and partners, we were able to continuously streamline and refine our processes putting us a step ahead of the market.”

The time invested in research and development paid off, allowing them to implement their own customized design of Deep Water Culture (DWC) technology and fully automate the integrated seeding, harvesting, and packaging lines in their facility. The Rashti brothers’ system is hands-free, high density, and technology-driven, allowing them to supply leafy greens to the market in less time and with a significantly smaller footprint than that of traditional farming or other vertical farms. 

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