GrowHop: Urban Cricket Farm & FoodLab
Ottawa business is going to make you love eating bugs!
Bugs are delicious. Wait, what?
We know, the idea can seem surprising at first. But the insects as food movement is gaining steam. The United Nations believes it has major potential to address the food security issues resulting from climate change and dwindling resources. The market has also responded. More and more companies are developing cricket brownies, crackers, and energy bars!
But here is what we noticed…
Very few people are producing the crickets these businesses need as ingredients. Our market research shows there’s more demand than supply. That’s why we’ve already set up our farm where we are developing ways to produce crickets on a large scale with permaculture, biodynamics, and resource-efficiency in mind.