Climate-controlled indoor farming is increasingly playing an important role in our food supply chain. From smaller operations such as us, to national grocery chains, produce grown in controlled environments is becoming much more common as demand increases for healthier, sustainable foods. And you, as a part of the Lansdowne Urban Farms community, are helping to drive demand for indoor farming.

What other factors are behind the growth of hydroponic farms?

For years, the popularity of organic foods has greatly increased as consumers seek out foods that are free of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides. Although indoor farming is not exclusively organic, it often is. But the use of the term “organic” is a whole other conversation entirely.

The reduction of arable land – land used for traditional agricultural crops – is another factor. As support grows for a land-preservation approach to farming, non-traditional methods such as hydroponics become a bigger part of our food supply chain.

This increased awareness and concern for personal health and the environment leads to more demand for produce grown in environments such as ours.

What drives Lansdowne Urban Farms? Simply put, we want fresh, healthy food to be grown, sold, and eaten right here in our community. While our model is somewhat different than many hydroponic farms, our endeavor is definitely worth exploring, and the support we’ve seen from our community is an indication that folks in Lansdowne agree.

You deserve pesticide-free food that doesn’t sit on a truck for days, and we’re doing everything we can to provide it.