Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Sweetwater Growers, Inc.

Hello all,

Just doing a little research on the Urban Farm idea and came across Sweetwater Growers, Inc. They hydroponically produce basil and microgreens, which they then sell to Whole Foods. It sounds as though they can't grow it quick enough, with Whole Foods taking it all off their hands as soon as it harvested. I may have to discuss with this guy and see how viable it has been for him cost wise.

Also, it looks like off the bat, it is going to be a minimum $50k to get the set up for the farm. That is not counting the cost of a location, which could be subsidized if we did it in the right place of the city.

Will keep you all posted as to what I find out.


Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Long Overdue

Hello all,

Sorry it has been so long since I have updated this blog. I do appreciate all the comments and interest in this endeavor. As stated in my previous posts, there was a chance that I would get extremely busy and have to put it off for a time. Well that current business is growing, I got married, moved...etc. However, I do believe in this for profit concept of an Urban Farm in Chicagoland. As these coming months approach, I will be spending some additional time researching types of systems and their cost. Please continue to comment and email me with ideas for this. If anyone has any information on government subsidies or tax breaks, that would be a huge help off the start.

Talk to you all soon.


Ryan Jaskiewicz