Jan 30, 2018Firm unveils new containerized farm models
Indoor Farms of America has developed new models of its containerized farms for 2018 that focus on maximizing farm yield, and all-around crop growing capability.
“We received feedback over the past two years from folks all over the world wanting container farms that were not limited in scope to growing leaf lettuce or basil,” says David Martin, CEO of Indoor Farms of America. The new aeroponic farm designs allow operators to grow 3 crop types at the same time while maximizing yields.
One of the designs, the Model 8590, is based on a 53-foot semi-trailer platform, and the first of its kind is under construction and headed to an extreme climate in the Northwest Territory of Canada.
“This farm is more highly engineered and built to perform and withstand outside temperatures of 40 below zero, and our team is really excited for the folks that will eat the fresh produce from it, that have never in their lives experienced truly fresh things, and definitely have never seen it grown locally as they will now,” explained Martin.
In a 40-foot container version, which is called the Model 6160, the company sees potential uses in locations where a farm may need to be completely off-grid.
“These are really fun farms for the farmer, and expand what a farmer can offer customers,” said Ron Evans, President of Indoor Farms of America. He said its possible now to grow butter lettuce, along with strawberries, basil and other herbs, and a bounty of microgreens, all from one farm in a small space.
Indoor Farms of America, has a showroom with demonstration farms operating in Las Vegas, Nevada and in multiple locations in Canada and in South Africa. The company has its equipment on display February 5th and 6th at the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture, in Abu Dhabi, UAE.