McEwan Group is partnering with Farmia Agritech, a Toronto based vertical farm, to introduce in-store grown produce at its retail stores.
"Very excited for the arrival of our vertical garden from Farmia! Incredibly efficient way to grow, better than organic, and zero pesticides, very important in today's world," says Mark McEwan, president of McEwan Group. "Partnering with Farmia, a Canadian-based company, allows us to stand at the forefront of agricultural innovation all while providing fresh produce to our customers."
Farmia says it provides 30 times higher yield, 99 per cent less water demand and better-quality food.
McEwan will be offering this to customers as early as summer 2021, with its first launch on June 14 at its flagship store at the Shops at Don Mills.