Growing in Downtown Dartmouth Since 2018
Very Local Greens is a bit of a different farm – our boutique urban farm is nestled in downtown Dartmouth Nova Scotia in two 40′ reused freight containers. These specially-designed container farms allow us to grow clean, ultra-fresh, hyper-local leafy greens 365 days a year.
In our vertical hydroponic system, we grow lettuce, specialty greens, herbs, and edible flowers destined for the finest restaurants and select markets in Halifax and the surrounding area. We also have the capability of growing boutique crops and hard-to-find niche produce with precision timing.
Our farms use LED lighting and a closed-loop watering system to grow with minimal carbon footprint, in areas otherwise not suitable for farming. We’re excited to be playing a part in the future of food, and food security in Nova Scotia.
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The Future of Farming
Our mission is to grow as much healthy produce as possible with the fewest resources by leveraging technology, innovation, collaboration, and scale.
We want to be part of the solution when it comes to reducing our collective reliance on fossil fuel-heavy imports and increasing the resilience of our food system through all-weather urban farming.
Urban farming can help to build strong communities through shared opportunity, capacity building, and a collaborative approach to complex challenges.
If you’re considering an urban farm venture and want to learn more from us, get in contact here.