Metro supermarket in Berlin now has a vertical farm at the end of its produce aisle. Image: infarm
LONDON — If you're looking for locally grown farm produce, your local farmers market or farm shop are usually your best bet. But one German supermarket has done something a little different by installing a "farm" within its store.
In the Metro supermarket in Berlin, an indoor farming startup has set up a vertical farm at the end of the store's produce aisle, inside which greens and herbs are growing.
Berlin-based startup Infarm built the vertical farm with the aim of growing fresh local produce 365 days a year.
The vertical farm which sits at the end of the produce aisle of Metro supermarket, Berlin.
The farm takes the form of a glowing modular box, which — according to Infarm — is so efficient it can make vertical farming affordable on a micro scale.
Within the box, plants don't grow on soil, but instead grow "hydroponically" on a thin layer of water enriched with fertilisers and oxygen, under LED growing lights which imitate sunlight. Infarm also uses micro-sensors and data processing to make sure the conditions are suitable for the plants
"I was always very passionate about being self sufficient," says Erez Galo
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