Market Farms

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Norman Borlaug, American biologist, Nobel laureatea, and a central figure in the green revolution predicted, “In the next 40 years, farmers will have to grow as much food as they have in the last 10,000 years – combined.” Statistics show an increasingly popular movement toward urban farming to compliment efforts in meeting food demands. Direct to consumer food sales via community supported agriculture (CSA), farmers markets, and farm stands increased from approximately $600 million to $1.2 billion from 1997 to 2007. According to the USDA, farm-level value of local food sales totaled about $4.8 billion in 2008 and are expected to continue double-digit growth into 2015 and beyond.

Urban Farms International offers engineered farms applicable for urban hydroponics or aquaponics farming and scaled for any sized commercial production. Our Market Farms™, “Efficient by Design” increase the quality and availability of nutritious locally grown foods, and enable the local economy and community to thrive through modern agriculture innovations. The difference:

* Higher yield per square foot – multiple of 5 x on the same footprint

* 80% less water than traditional soil farming

* Lower operating costs pound for pound of production

* Additional revenue from marketable fish stock

* Highly efficient use of vertical cubic space

* Swivel tower systems to reduce typical labor intensive harvesting

* Proprietary composite fish environments resist bacteria and leaching

* Imbedded element of design eliminates the need for chillers

* Modular for scalability

* Patented clean wind energy solution available if applicable (optional)

 

 

thrivelogo Proud Presenter at the 2014 Thrive Accelerator in San Jose, CA