An urban aquaponic startup taking farm-to-fork to a whole new level @seedstock

An urban aquaponic startup taking farm-to-fork to a whole new level @seedstock

Herbs and greens grow at a Fresh with Edge greenhouse. When mature, they will be taken to homes, markets or restaurants, to be harvested. (photo courtesy of Chris Lukenbill) Many restaurants boast a farm-to-fork experience, but how many diners are able to eat food harvested right before it arrives on their table? Fresh with Edge , headquartered in Rochester, Minnesota, makes it possible. Fresh with Edge has found its niche in moving the farm indoors―to homes, restaurants and grocery stores. Its secret? Removing the need for soil by utilizing aquaponics and hydroponics to grow greens on towers. Herbs and greens at Fresh with Edge grow on 5-foot vertical towers in a greenhouse system. When ready to harvest, the towers are moved to a location where they will be consumed, such as a supermarket or restaurant. Founder Chris Lukenbill and his wife, Lisa, came up with the idea of ...

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