In the last decade, a few companies took on the challenge of growing greens indoors and in cities. However, the path to profitability has been tedious for most vertical farming businesses.
Without giving up on the dream to grow fresh, nutritious, and local greens, Harvest Today is a vertical farming startup dedicated to reaching profitability by learning from the mistakes of the firstcomers in the vertical farming market. Harvest Today's wall has a higher crop density than most competitors. The company focuses on a sustainable business model to grow efficiently and serve customers who need the most vertical farming products: prisons, schools, and underserved communities.
Rick Langille, founder and CEO of Harvest Today. "Harvest Today is a company that inspires people to grow food locally. Food grown as close to our plate leads to many benefits, like healthier diets, better mental health, people focused on serving their communities, reducing food miles, and many more things that lead to a better life. We build scalable farming operations, allowing everyone to find their comfort zone in the landscape of food production. We are sensitive to the ESG matrix," he says.
"I grew up on a farm in western Canada. As the years passed, I realized I was blessed by how my life started. I wanted to show my family what that life led to. However, the financial reality of farming is tough, so I started my investigation into hydroponics and indoor commercial food production. My business experience led to the harsh reality that food production and profitability were not mutually exclusive. How will we bring financial success and urban food production together to inspire people to want to become farmers and scale this into production levels that can impact our global community? Secondly, I wanted to create a better method for indoor plant growth. Roots thrive in a solid medium rather than just water, the Harvest Wall resulted from this disruptive thinking. We grow better crops, scale to any size, and allow people to thrive with homegrown meals."
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