GoodLeaf Farms GoodLeaf Farms Supports Innovative Agriculture in

GoodLeaf Farms, is on track to open a climate-controlled indoor farm in the Montreal suburb of Longueuil by the middle of 2023.

The new farm, which has been supported by a $7-million loan from the Government of Quebec and several smaller grants from various economic development agencies including Développement économique de l'agglomération de Longueuil (DEL), is being built on boul. Clairevue site, near Highway 20 and the St. Hubert-Longueuil Airport. The 100,000-square-foot vertical farm will produce 1.9 million pounds of microgreens and baby greens for grocery stores and the hospitality sector across Quebec, with the capacity to also service Atlantic Canada.

The project is expected to create more than 70 new jobs and aims for additional economic spinoffs in Longueuil as GoodLeaf will use local vendors for many of the components that are being used in the build and operation of the farm.

"GoodLeaf is building a national network of vertical farms, ensuring Canadians from coast to coast have access to fresh, sustainably and locally grown leafy greens year round. Our new farm in Longueuil is perfectly located to support all consumers across Quebec via retailers and food service operators. We are excited to work with the visionary partners in Quebec who have astutely created a Provincial strategy recognizing the need for innovative new approaches to agriculture. In the near future, Quebec and Canada will gain greater control of our food security and dramatically reduce the dependency on imported produce,” says Barry Murchie, CEO, GoodLeaf Farms

With Quebec's limited growing season, most open-field farms can harvest one crop a year, whereas GoodLeaf's climate-controlled indoor farms can grow and harvest more than 40 crops of a microgreen each year, and more than 20 crops of a baby green. The farm provides a local food source for a product that is typically imported.

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