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Montreal-based rooftop farm Lufa wants to expand into America – targeting large corporate office buildings

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Lufa Farms.

Office buildings add cash crops to their balance sheet

By Michael J. Coren
Co.Exist
July 7, 2012

Excerpt:

If you can do it in Montreal, you can do it anywhere. That’s the theory of Lufa Farms, which is growing tender sheaves of lettuce in its 31,000-square-foot greenhouse atop a Montreal office building where winter temperatures rarely rise above freezing.

Lufa’s greenhouse at 1440 Antonio Barbeau supplies more than 25 varieties of vegetables without artificial pesticides, fungicides, or herbicides in its urban greenhouse. Beyond their agricultural prowess, they appear to have handle on the business as well: Lufa reports breaking even this year, and is planning to develop new rooftop greenhouses in Boston, New York, and Chicago. Ultimately, their vision is a city of rooftop farms.

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BC’s Salt Spring Island Hotel Produces Maple Syrup – Used in Hotel Restaurant

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Hotel owner Jack Woodward shows off Maple Syrup.

Harbour House Hotel, 100 West Coast Big Leaf Maple trees tapped

Excerpts from Hotel website:

What do you get when you take 100 West Coast Big Leaf Maple trees and tap them for 1000 litres of sap? You get 10 litres of some of the top Maple Syrup produced in southern British Columbia.

“Like everything else from our Organic farm, our maple syrup is used only in our hotel restaurant,” says Jack Woodward, owner of the Harbour House Hotel and farm enthusiast. “Our chef not only loves using it in traditional recipes like our maple crème brulee but likes to be creative and also smokes bacon and other ham products with it.”

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