The Board of Directors at Legacy Co-op have approved a modular farm project to be operated on the Yorkton food store site.
"Through this project, we will secure safe, healthy leafy greens grown to own our own locations as a part of our sustainability pillar. Given the volatility in price and supply of leafy greens right now, it was a great time to invest in this type of operation," stated Bruce Thurston, General Manager of Legacy Co-op.
Legacy Co-op will add a 10 by 40 feet of insulated, pre-fabricated modular growing system behind the Yorkton food store.
"The container is currently in the building stages and will arrive for placement in the spring, and the first crop will take six to eight weeks from grow until harvest," continued Thurston.
The system includes everything needed to grow fresh produce all year, securing safe, healthy food that is not trucked hundreds of miles or dependent on weather events.
"We are very excited to see the benefits that this type of project will add to our food operation," stated Teresa Polegi, Food Division Manager for Legacy Co-op.
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