Vertical Future and Crate to Plate plan fleet of London shipping container farms

Crate to Plate, an urban farming start-up, plans to use the 'container farms' designed by Vertical Future - a technology company focused on controlled environment agriculture (CEA) - across several new sites in London's Bermondsey and Stratford.

By using the container farms, Crate to Plate said it would be able to produce up to five tonnes of fresh produce - including lettuce, kale and rocket - a year, and then deliver it to customers within 24 hours with a minimal carbon footprint, all without any use of pesticides or toxic chemicals. The firm counts Ollie Dabbous, chef patron of Michelin-starred restaurant HIDE, as well as independent grocers such as The Notting Hill Fish Shop and Artichoke in Hampstead among its customers.

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