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A new indoor farm is growing 1,500 heads of lettuce every week

Janet Patey with some of her lettuce, grown indoors.
Imagine growing vegetables when it’s 20 below, right here in Labrador. Just try to picture it — 9,000 lettuce plants, growing all at once, in the dead of winter. That’s what Janet Patey and her farming family hope to do. The Pateys bought a greenhouse, and enough hydroponic trays to harvest 1,500 heads of romaine lettuce every week. They’ve just harvested their first crop, but once they get established they hope to add other crops, like peppers and strawberries. Labrador Morning’s Bailey White stopped by Patey’s Farm on Mud Lake Road to find out more.

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