The New On-Demand Farming
June 22, 2016
The food service industry must bend to the will of the customer. And customers are demanding authenticity. What will the restaurateur’s response be? For now, it’s been the farm-to table concept. The future holds something new: On-Demand Farming.
On-Demand Farming allows for restaurant groups and co-ops to grow hyper-localized food right outside their front door (or back door, or roof, or wherever). Authentic food means knowing where it came from, and the person who grew it. You’ve got the opportunity to bring truly authentic cuisine to your customers. Here’s a glimpse of what the future of farm-to-table looks like.
On-Demand Farming containers are insulated based on your location and climate, so weather conditions will rarely affect your yield. That means you can grow and harvest crops year round, increasing your profitability. The containers are equipped with water circulation systems, liquid fertilizer and even propane tanks to produce the perfect environment for growing herbs and crops. You’re dealing with a controlled environment instead of Mother Nature, which immediately improves your harvest.
It’s efficient with your time and money
Hyper-local food should be healthy, delicious, and easy. That’s why On-Demand Farming is so perfect for local businesses. The containers are completely turnkey, meaning you save time and money on building a greenhouse that may only be used during certain seasons. This also means that your long-term costs are drastically reduced because we have already identified and installed the most energy and cost efficient equipment. Think about solar panels on your house, or high-efficiency washers and dryers; over time, you save more money than if you used standard equipment. On-Demand Farming containers use less water per day than the average person requires to take a shower, AND the amount of crops produced is nearly double that of traditional farmland.
The possibilities are endless
Outside of the restaurant industry, On-Demand container farms offer some solutions to many local farmer’s issues like climate, extreme weather, and expensive land purchases. But they are also an excellent educational tool for teaching the science and technology behind hydroponics. With a growing urban population, farming containers will be a sustainable and economical choice for those short on time and space, to grow and harvest their own crops.