Whoa y'all this looks Fantastic????
"The yields can be tremendous: when I visited, 16,000 pounds of greens were being harvested every week. Output like that is a locavore’s dream, especially in Minnesota, where regional produce is scarce during the protracted, frigid winter. Restaurants, corner groceries, supermarkets, and a major hospital—all located in the Twin Cities—couldn’t get enough of the stuff."
So, they sell at the seward co-op, and by demeter that lettuce is the best I've ever had. It's so good. Omg. And it's comparable to any other clamshell of produce. Seriously. So gooood.
Really hoping they find profitability eventually, cause yesss.
I've seen them at the Wedge and Lund's. Very tasty and the only reason I don't always get them is price/the plastic (bulk baby spinach at the Wedge is cheaper but boring).
I LOVE their Twin Kales mix (tender baby kale + purply kale). Needs to start supplying in bulk, plz and thank you! (Would probably also be cheaper for them to not have to package everything?)
@june @britvulcan @stelepami it's a pretty bold effort to try to make money farming, but do it
* On more expensive acreage
* Paying for photons
Not that I think it's impossible! It just has inherent structural obstacles that hopefully other advantages offset. With that said, it's impressive they started at the scale they did, and hopefully they (have?) hit on a formula that works...
@lawremipsum @june @stelepami big upsides are 1. year round operation 2. controllable conditions. 3. multiple products (fish and many greens varieties) 4. very small shipping costs 5. locavore premium
but yeah.. also more expensive land potentially (though old breweries seem to be a good fit and may be hard to repurpose otherwise) and those control points are also things to fuck up royally.
@june *grabby hands* plz give me the greenzzzzz
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