US (MO): Container farms to supply greens on site in new St. Louis dining site

Neon Greens, a new, quick-service salad concept from St. Louis native Josh Smith, is set to open in the historic Grove neighborhood of St. Louis this summer at 4176 Manchester Ave, St. Louis, MO, 63110. 

Neon Greens is a container farm that will be able to supply from seed to leaf to plate. In addition to an interior renovation of the primary building (in the former Rise Coffee House space), a 1,200-square-foot indoor agricultural facility with integrated outdoor dining is being constructed next door to grow most of the restaurant’s greens on-site.

Neon Greens is working with Freight Farms to source its hydroponic container farms.“We are honored to partner with Neon Greens to provide the ultimate farm-to-table experience. Customers will get to experience craft salads with incredible freshness and flavor,” says the CEO of Freight Farms, Rick Vanzura.

Seasonal produce not grown in the restaurant’s greenhouse will be sourced from small local farms. Owner Josh Smith says, “Our greens are cut to order and cultivated in a fraction of the time of standard produce. The salads are customized with local ingredients that flourish with the seasons – meaning quality nutrition for us and better health for our planet. The quality of Neon Greens is greatly impacted by the hyper-freshness of our produce.”  

Read the entire article at QSR Magazine 

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