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    Default The Farmery: Innovative Agriculture

    I hope this is the place to post this really interesting innovative idea for modern local agriculture:

    The Farmery!



    Quote Current attempts to meet the demand for locally grown organic food within the national food distribution network have largely failed. There is not enough locally gown organic food to meet the demand because it is very difficult for grocery stores to manage the inconsistent supply of locally grown food and it is difficult for new growers to find the stepping stones to financial success. Grocery store marketing of locally grown food remains mundane with nothing more than simple signage, resulting in an identical shopping experience to conventional food, where it is left to compete on price. This retailing system makes it difficult for local growers to differentiate their product from produce sourced nationally from large, industrial farms.

    The Farmery is an integrated retailing and growing system for locally grown food that raises the value of the produce through a stimulating retail experience and reduces the costs of the produce by consolidating the entire food distribution system. The team aims to make a neighborhood urban farm as common as the corner store. The Farmery is able to offer an entire diet of mushrooms, fish, greens and herbs for prices that meet or beat organic supermarket prices. The Farmery is constructed of stacked shipping containers and greenhouses oriented form a vertical farm and u-pick market in an urban neighborhood. The Farmery uses a proprietary growing system to grow edible plants vertically on the sides of the shipping containers. The interior space of the shipping container is used to cultivate gourmet mushrooms.

    The basic business model of The Farmery is to reap higher margins from the crops grown at the Farmery by eliminating inventory loss, middle men, transportation and packaging costs and use these crops to compensate for the high variability in supply from small artisan farmers. The dynamic shopping experience of watching food grow as the customer is making their purchase decisions brings greater value to all the food sold in the store, making the Farmery an ideal place to showcase artisanal producers whose products get lost in stale supermarkets. The Farmery is ideal to sell locally grown produce and value added products because the consistent supply grown at the Farmery means that it does not require consistency from its suppliers.
    Check out the site:

    http://www.thefarmery.com/
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    Default Re: The Farmery: Innovative Agriculture

    Imma share this in the "calling all billionaires" thread.. perfect fit. thanks morning song... awesome

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    Default Re: The Farmery: Innovative Agriculture

    Thanks, thunder24. I hadn't even seen that thread!

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    Default Re: The Farmery: Innovative Agriculture

    En plus, this way you would know that your products contain only what is naturally necessary. Not everyone can afford to do this type of farming, but at one point we can become quite innovative with the right knowledge.

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    Your right not everyone can afford to do this... and that is one of the points I see in creating the World in which we want to live....

    cooperation of the collective would allow all to have healthy food and medicine through the combined techniques of aquaculture and verticle farming...

    Some one has land, someone has building knowledge, someone has farming knowledge.... put them together and form a Farm share....

    Alot can b done with very little land... Half acre would feed more then we think...

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    Default Re: The Farmery: Innovative Agriculture

    WOW I put out plans just like these back in the 80's good to see them having a go, Great lay out!

    http://www.thefarmery.com/index.php/design
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    Default Re: The Farmery: Innovative Agriculture

    I like the enthusiasm of this,
    but the crops that can be grown like that are are somewhat restricted to the stuff that likes growing in aquaponics/hydroponics and I can see that they will have to buy in loads of produce while they wait for their own stuff to mature..

    actually its a farmshop in town really...think of a starbucks growing their coffee upstairs.... better to have a cafe at the plantation...

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    Default Re: The Farmery: Innovative Agriculture

    Any port in a storm is wondrous, let's hope these new business ventures are never contaminated, and if necessarily can 'franchise' fairly globally - what a wonderful concept!!!
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    Default Re: The Farmery: Innovative Agriculture

    I just found this cool video.... for the peeps thinking about the financial investment and potential economic yeild of going hydroponics like the fellow in the OP.

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    Default Re: The Farmery: Innovative Agriculture

    bump.......................
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