Lufa Farms opens greenhouse on roof of Walmart, Decathlon building in Montreal

Urban farm to grow cucumbers and peppers
Jillian Morgan, female, digital editor for Canadian Grocer
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The first cucumber harvest at Marché Central.

Lufa Farms has opened its fifth rooftop greenhouse in Montreal.

Perched atop the new Marché Central Walmart and Decathlon in Montreal's Ahuntsic borough, the urban farm spans 127,000 square feet. 

"Using the state-of-the-art Ultra-Clima concept and advanced design elements, including high-intensity LED lights, insulated double-paned perimeter glass, a diffused glass roof, and double curtains including a blackout curtain, we're proud to launch our most technologically advanced site yet," said Mohamed Hage, founder and CEO of Lufa Farms, in a statement. "Our end goal is to grow better food with less. Less land, less energy, less water, less waste, and less resources." 

The greenhouse will be dedicated to growing cucumbers and peppers.

"Marché Central has always focused on providing a compelling mix of retailers, and partnering with Lufa Farms, one of the world's first commercial rooftop farmers, is a dynamic new way of supporting the neighbourhood," said Michel Caumartin, general manager of QuadReal's Marché Central, in a press release. "By rethinking how we use space, in this case the rooftop of our new Walmart store, we can make a tremendously positive impact in the community and provide more people with fresh, sustainable, and locally produced food."

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