Moncton's Local By Atta sees growing business at hydroponic farm
Julian Howatt says business is flourishing at his Moncton hydroponic farm
Moncton may be getting hit with record snowfall amounts this winter, but business is flourishing at Local By Atta, an indoor hydroponic farm.
The farm grows lettuce, bok choy, cilantro, basil mizuna, Swiss chard and micro greens.
The farm is now operating at full capacity producing about 1,000 bags of produce a week.
The produce is sold at the local farmers market, three local restaurants and a health food store.
Julian Howatt, the business’s co-owner, about the business is growing as he tries to bring more local food to New Brunswick tables.
"We are really interested in growing, especially through the winter in the coldest months,” he said.
“Most of the greens are from California, which doesn't really make a whole lot of sense, so we wanted to demonstrate that it could be done year round regardless of weather.”