Residents of Cormorant Island will soon have some more options when it comes to fresh, locally-grown produce.

A newly announced project between the Namgis First Nation and the Island Coastal Economic Trust will see the creation of a large-scale hydroponic farm.

The project begins this month and will built with expansion in mind and could see additional hydroponic units added in the future.

MLA for North Island Michele Babchuk says that she is excited about the project and to see the Namgis First Nation take steps to improve their “food sovereignty.

The indoor farm will operate on a year-round growing season and will sell directly to customers through a subscription box.