“The only way to grow greens in Ontario for 365 days a year is CEA”

Everything in the Good Leaf facility is tightly controlled. At the tap of a button, Cesar Cappa, the horticulture technical specialist, knows exactly what is growing, how long it’s been growing, what stage of growth it is in, and when it will be harvested.

The light, the medium the plants are grown in, air, and water are all tightly controlled to produce fresh greens in a matter of days.

Verbiski says one of her biggest challenges is getting stores and restaurants to realize they can order how many greens they need almost on demand, as GoodLeaf staff can see exactly what their clients need.

Graham, Verbiski, and Cappa say vertical farms can help solve the puzzle that is improving Ontario’s food sovereignty. “The COVID pandemic, that really did lay bare the fragility of our food supply. If borders get closed or one country’s suffering more than the others, the supply chain, as we found out, is incredibly vulnerable,” said Graham.

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