Home Town Farms
Congress passed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act in December 2010
Food inflation driven by increased global demand, rising input and transport costs.
Current, traditional Agricultural industry
- Wastes about 40% of the produce grown through out the supply chain
Food safety concerns. (E Coli, Salmonella, etc.)
Current industrial agriculture:
- Environmentally hazardous
- Final product often low quality (Picked two to three weeks early; less flavor and nutrients)
Vegetables and Berries lose between 35% to 70% of their phytonutrients with in 1 week of picking (source UC Davis)
According to the Center for a Livable Future, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
“The industrial agriculture system consumes fossil fuel, water, and topsoil at unsustainable rates.”
- – We are the Farmer, Distributor and Retailer
- – We can offer locally grown, organic vine ripen vegetables and berries at non-organic everyday pricing
- – Higher food nutrient content since produce is picked when ripe.
- – Local sustainable jobs; that stay local.
- – Local supply of food in case of food shortages or disruption in the food supply.
- – No chemicals in your food by eliminating the use of herbicides and pesticides.
- – Less processing and handling increases food safety.
- 85% less water required.
- 90% less fuel consumption.
- 90% less carbon footprint because of reduced fuel consumption.
- 80% less fertilizer consumed.
- 70% less land required.
- – San Diego has more local farmers (~6,000) per person than any other county in the country. If every local farmer produced their max production and the local san Diego population ate local, supply would max out at 30% of demand
- – Up to 70% of the market will not have access to local and organic vegetable and berries
- – Vertical organic Urban Farming brings affordable High Quality food to those who can not afford it and need it the most
- – United States potential consumers 234,000,000
- – San Diego potential consumers 2,496,000 ( $624,000,000 in potential sales)
- Untapped revenue that Home Town Farms model will capture
- This could create over 25,000 new jobs in the City and Suburban areas
There are no other urban farms that have the exact model that we are introducing. There are two companies that have similar models; see below.
- Bright Farms http://brightfarms.com/
- – Whole sale model, does not sell directly to the public
- – Sets up and maintains farms ; sells produce directly to Grocery Stores
- Lufa Farms https://lufa.com/en
- – Rooftop urban farming
- – Sells directly to consumer via home delivery
- Whole Foods
- San Diego Zoo
- Encinitas School District
- Palomar Pomerado health system including hospitals
- Barona Resort and Casino