Lufa Farms Launches Second Rooftop Greenhouse
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"Laval represents the culmination of the past few years in terms of our technological development," explained Lauren Rathmell, founding member and greenhouse director at Lufa Farms. "We now have a cloud-based method to efficiently and sustainably feed cities using limited resources. And by partnering with Montoni and KUBO, we've been able to develop a complete tech-driven food system from seed to plate."
With the successful completion of its Laval site, Lufa Farms has demonstrated the strong commercial viability of its model.
"There's a very large global opportunity that has opened up in comprehensive food production and distribution models for cities," said Dave Furneaux, a Boston-based investor and chairman of the board for the company. "This team has proven that their breakthrough business model works in Montreal and that they have the technology and vision to continue to scale both locally and globally."