WATCH: Global’s Aalia Adam visits Lufa Farms to learn more about the urban farming company
MONTREAL — It’s the world’s first commercial rooftop green house and it’s located right on the island of Montreal in Ahuntsic-Cartierville.
The urban farming company, Lufa Farms was founded in 2010 by entrepreneur Mohamed Hage and his team Lauren Rathmell, Kurt Lynn and Yahya Badran.
Their vision was to change the way people eat and sustainably feed cities around the world — and in 2011, they harvested their first crop.
WATCH: Lauren Rathmell talks about the mission behind Lufa Farms
Today, Lufa Farms grows vegetables year-round for more than 3,000 people in Montreal.
The produce is harvested every morning and brought directly to consumers in baskets at more than 100 drop-off points around the city.
WATCH: Lauren Rathmell shares what goes into Lufa Farms daily baskets
The farm produces 40 varieties of vegetables, all grown sustainably without synthetic pesticides and by using recycling rainwater and optimizing energy use.
The company has since built a second greenhouse in Laval and are hoping to expand to the United States.
WATCH: Jessica Ogilvie talks about what it’s like to be a harvester at Lufa Farms
If you’re interested in ordering fresh veggies and local goods, visit the website and use code AMMTL for $15 off your first basket.