As part of a recent article for Urban Expressions, I was able to visit the Lufa Farm’s greenhouse facility in Ahuntsic. It’s actually located in an area next to the Marché Central that’s rather grimy/urban. I knew I was in the right place when I looked up and saw the big greenhouses sitting on top of one of the buildings.
It’s the worlds first commercial rooftop greenhouse, which let’s face it – takes guts to launch. It takes guts to launch the first of anything new, but something that requires so much infrastructure and upfront expenditure must be quite the daunting task.
Baskets are a minimum of $30 and fully customizable. There are over 200 drop off points in Montreal available. The awesome bit? The folks at Lufa Farms want your weekly basket to one day be able to hold all you grocery needs so they are adding new items weekly including St-Viateur Bagels, fresh pasta from Impasto, cheese, organic eggs, fresh bread and vegan baked goods.
Also, if you want to take a tour these run every couple months are so and are open to the public. It’s pretty cool!