Restaurant Farming (Vertical Farming)

The local food movement has given rise to a new breed of restaurants: those that grow their own ingredients. For chefs and restaurateurs, the Tower Farms growing system provides a bounty of fresh, high-quality ingredients that keep customers coming back for seconds.

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Hyper-local food sourcing is a leading trend among restaurants — beating out other major culinary movements, such as using natural products and following environmentally sustainable practices.

And the reasons why are pretty clear. For instance, growing a restaurant farm:

  • Delivers a cost-effective supply of ultra-fresh, high-quality produce, saving you money while delighting customer taste buds
  • Reduces food miles, packaging, and waste, so people can feel good about supporting your eco-friendly business
  • Secures your food supply, allowing you to operate reliably — regardless of shortages, recalls, and price increases

Since our vertical farming systems don’t use soil and allow you to grow virtually anywhere, even indoors they’re the perfect solution for restaurant farmers.

Advantages of Vertical Farming

Vertical farming has many advantages such as that it allows maximum crop yield. This means that vertical farming can allow crops to be grown at all times throughout the year, as it is not weather dependent. It can also be grown throughout the entire day and night as it uses L.E.D. lights since photosynthesis can occur at all times. Another advantage is that it reduces transportation costs as it will be cheaper for transportation since you can build vertical farms in cities, so you don’t need to import the crops from other regions. It is eco-friendly as decreased need for transportation means less pollution. Another advantage is that it uses very minimal water.

Disadvantages of Vertical Farming

There are also some disadvantages to vertical farming such as that there will be less jobs as there is not a need for people transporting the crops. This will cause a lot of people to be left jobless and there will also be job losses for farmers. Another disadvantage is pollination costs since there are no insects to pollinate the crops it will have to be done manually. Wages will also be very high since pollination has to be done by hand. Finally the dependence on technology is a big disadvantage to vertical farming. If a vertical farm loses power for one day then it will be a big loss in production. Also if the power stops all the crops growing will die since they are dependent on the artificial atmosphere, which maintains a constant temperature of 40 degrees Celsius and constant humidity. 

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