Produce will be grown hydroponically (without soil) in bright, clean, environmentally controlled, sustainable, local greenhouses. This is a multi-site commercial scale endeavor. Each single farm site is scheduled to produce 40,000 pounds of produce daily resulting in yearly sales of $40 million while employing 275 full time employees. The first farm will be in the Portland, Oregon area with additional farms planned near cities across the country.
Positive impacts created by Fresh Air Farms include: year-round family wage jobs, local food security, a favorable balance of trade, and a needed a boost to local economies. A significant environmental impact reduction over open field farming is an added benefit. The farms will recycle water and create their own energy from bio-fuel, solar and geothermal methods. Local supply reduces fuel consumption and decreases the impact on the food supply from natural disasters such as earth quakes and international politics.
Enclosed local greenhouses are immune to the looming problems of our existing food supply including: drought, climate change, honey bee die-off, water pollution, air pollution, soil pollution, depleted farmland, food waste from long supply chains, and increasing transportation costs.
Fresh Air Farms - The Future of Food
Fresh Air Farms is the answer to the rising demand for a healthy, local supply of produce. The company will employ the latest high-technology methods to grow fresh, chemical free, disease free, nutritious, and great tasting fruits, and vegetables. Product will be shipped fresh daily to local groceries with the goal of providing affordable, healthy food for all.