Harvest London Reconnects The City With Nature Through Proximity To Farming.
In today's world, when it comes to food, consumers are forced to choose between sustainability and choice. With Harvest Farms, their view is that they can provide them with both.
Urban indoor hydroponic vertical farm in London is raising investment to expand production
Have already successfully grown over 75 different crops. Focused on supplying speciality produce that are hard to source anywhere else locally.
Reduce food mileage; by minimising food transportation through local food production.
Eliminate food wastage by growing to order.
Increase the availability of high quality, sustainable, and nutritious produce that not only benefits our health but also the health of the planet
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Food production accounts for about 30% of greenhouse gas emissions and 40% of land use globally. Given the scale of agriculture's environmental impact and the complexity of its supply chains, Innovative practices are critical for food producers under pressure to tackle everything from climate change to food security and political instability.
After becoming frustrated with the lack of access to great-tasting, nutritious and sustainably grown food in London, Matt and Chris founded Harvest London in 2017. Their vision was to build a network of data-driven, hydroponic farms, transforming the sustainability and biodiversity of food in our cities.
At Harvest London, they work directly with chefs to produce herbs and vegetables that would typically be next to impossible to source locally. We do this by using our hydroponic, vertical farming, and controlled environment agricultural techniques, allowing them to grow a vast, and diverse, produce range, all year-round. Their produce is traceable from seed to delivery and one hundred percent pesticide-free.
Harvest London works in partnership with restaurants to understand the kind of crops and how much of each crop they need. They then grow precisely what the restaurant needs when they need it. Growing to order helps them to eliminate waste at every point in their supply chain.
Harvest London believes that urban farming is the future and that they are perfectly placed to be at the center of this food supply revolution. Being the reason why they built their farm in Walthamstow to be able to supply fresh produce all across London.
British produce is now more critical than ever. Farmers in the UK are facing uncertainties in preparation for Brexit. National Farmers Union (NFU) has already predicted that the UK may become less self-sufficient in food production and even more reliant on imports.
Now imagine the potential for cities to produce at least some of the food they require? Imagine challenging the idea of the city as an entity that extracts resources?
Harvest London is seeking investment to help them increase their capacity and expand their reach to more restaurants and businesses across London, and then further beyond. Harvest London aims to reintroduce the city to the farm by reconnecting society with nature through proximity to farming.
Chris Davies - Founder & CEO adds, “When you buy a herb, [basil] for example, from a supermarket, that herb can have been in the supply chain for up to 11 weeks. If you think about that for a moment, that food was harvested a very long time before you actually start to use it.
At Harvest Farms, we work directly with our customers to produce herbs and vegetables that would normally be next to impossible to source locally. We can do this by using our hydroponic controlled environment, allowing us to grow a vast, and diverse, product range, all year-round. And it takes only  hours from harvest to delivery because we are based in the urban environment not far from where our customers are based.
Our customers are restaurants, and specifically chefs, and we can provide them with the freshest produce at exactly the time they need it. This dramatically reduces waste by allowing the chef to order only what he needs, on a regular basis, while being able to offer a stable price which is not affected by seasonal change. Find out more today by visiting seedrs.com/HarvestLondon”
Alex Welch - Head of Marketing, “In today's world, we believe that when it comes to food, consumers are forced to choose between sustainability and choice. With Harvest Farms, our view is that we can provide them with both.
We think that urban farming is the future and that we are perfectly placed to be at the center of this food supply revolution. Our goal is to successfully tackle the five major problems in the food industry today; sustainability, traceability, safety, and availability.
Our produce is traceable from seed to delivery and one hundred percent pesticide-free. It can also be grown all year round thanks to our controlled environment agriculture practices”