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Commercial Scale INDOOR FARMING

BR-64 grow rigs at the MetroCrops UHDI farm in Bridgeport, CT.

Turning Factories into Farms

 

MetroCrops was founded on a USDA / NIFA research grant. MetroCrops’ research objective was to develop the technology to turn unwanted industrial spaces into indoor farms. After two years of research and technology development in an incubator space at the University of Connecticut (Storrs), MetroCrops moved to a former factory in Bridgeport, CT.

 

MetroCrops built its commercial grow facility with the technology developed under the USDA / NIFA research grant. This facility operates as an urban, high density, indoor (UHDI) commercial farm.

 

The grow facility is producing high quality, premium priced salad greens 12 months a year for restaurants, grocery stores, farmers’ markets and select residential communities.

 

This grow facility is a working model of the financial viability of a UHDI commercial farm.

For the entrepreneurial group interested in creating a new UHDI farm in a post-industrial city MetroCrops can assist your effort in these ways.

 

  • manufacture the grow equipment for your facility
  • provide consulting on your grow facility requirements
  • train your staff to grow high quality salad greens
  • help with the initial marketing and sales of your produce
  • give guidance on your funding plan based upon the financial data from our UHDI commercial farm

 

The building block of a commercial scale MetroCrops Urban, High Density, Indoor (UHDI) farm is the Model BR-64 hydroponic system or “rig”. Each BR-64 is a self-contained hydroponic growing system. The BR-64 includes 64 growing trays, reservoir, dual pumps, and 3,000 watts of custom MetroCrops LED grow lights.

 

A full complement of twenty-four (24) Model BR-64 grow rigs makes up a “grow module”. A module is a grow facility that can generate gross revenue of approximately $1,000,000 annually, depending upon the specific crops that are grown.

 

To fit out an entire twenty-four (24) rig module in an unused factory space such as the one that MetroCrops operates would cost approximately $500,000. This includes construction costs and the installation of the MetroCrops’ hardware.

 

 

Trays of Baby Dwarf Kale growing on a row of BR-64s at the MetroCrops UHDI farm in Bridgeport, CT

 

 

Contact MetroCrops, LLC directly for more information and to schedule a tour of MetroCrops’ UHDI facility in Bridgeport, CT.

 

Call (203) 345-1510 Monday through Friday between 9 AM and 4 PM Eastern Time. Or, email IndoorGrowing@MetroCrops.com

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  • manufacture the grow equipment for your facility
  • provide consulting on your grow facility requirements
  • train your staff to grow high quality salad greens
  • help with the initial marketing and sales of your produce
  • give guidance on your funding plan based upon the financial data from our UHDI commercial farm