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The MetroCrops Story

 

MetroCrops, LLC is an urban, high density, indoor (UHDI) farm. Through a 4-year USDA research grant MetroCrops developed the technology to grow high quality salad greens indoors under ideal conditions.

 

MetroCrops’ first UHDI farm is located in a former manufacturing facility on River Street in Bridgeport, CT. MetroCrops is growing and harvesting baby salad greens 365 days a year. All of our greens are grown from certified organic seeds - never GMO. They are hand-picked, hand rinsed, and hand packaged. We use only filtered water.

 

We do not use pesticides or herbicides – there are no pests or weed sources in our indoor grow room. Our plants are high in beneficial antioxidants and other nutrients (based on test results performed in conjunction with the USDA).

FRESH, LOCAL, SUSTAINABLE

Metrocrops grow lights

 

The USDA Advanced Research Station (ARS) at Beltsville, MD has purchased several MetroCrops grow lights. Prior to using these lights for their own lettuce phytonutrient research, the USDA ARS researchers calibrated and quantified the lights extensively. At the Beltsville, MD facility the lights were precisely measured for energy output and wavelength of the light output and were then calibrated for drift due to temperature.

Growing under the lights

 

A mix of baby salad greens growing under MetroCrops grow lights. The lights have been optimized for ideal plant growth as well as energy efficiency.

 

Baby Mesclun Mix

 

A hydroponic tray of mesclun mix grown at the MetroCrops Research Laboratory in Storrs, Connecticut. These plants are only 16 days old. When this photograph was taken it was the first time these plants had "seen" sunlight.

Baby greens in daylight.

 

A close up of 16 day old baby greens. The dark color is indicative of the high phytonutrient content of MetroCrops grown salad greens.

MetroCrops will be at summer farmers’ markets - see below. As we have more greens available, we may commit to a few more markets. If so, we will update this list and post it on our Facebook page.

 

Trumbull Farmers’ Market

Thursdays 3:30-6:30 pm

May 14th – mid October

@ Nichols Improvement Assc,

1773 Huntington Turnpike,

Trumbull, CT 06611

 

New Canaan Farmers’ Market

Saturdays 10 am -2 pm

April 25th – November 21st

@ South Ave / Maple St /

Main St, New Canaan, CT

 

Southport/Fairfield Winter Farmers Market . Located at the Ukrainian American Club. Next to the office building on 2960 Post Rd. Set your GPS for Kings Lane and follow the signs.  The Building is on the one right next to the Exit 19N entrance ramp of I-95. Hours are 10 am to 1 pm every Saturday.

Visit our indoor growing website:  http://indoorgrowing.metrocrops.com

We have been contacted by many excellent restaurants in the Fairfield County area. Presently we are providing MetroCrops’ unique greens to the following restaurants. In the coming months we will be adding more quality venues.

The Pantry in Fairfield

Fairfield Center, 1580 Post Rd. Fairfield. Monday - Saturday 7 am - 7 pm  & Sundays from 9 am - 4 pm.  Metrocrops Baby Mesclun, Baby Dwarf Kale, and Mini Spicy Arugula can be found in the fresh produce room.

Visit our indoor growing website:  http://indoorgrowing.metrocrops.com
Visit our indoor growing website:  http://indoorgrowing.metrocrops.com
Visit our indoor growing website:  http://indoorgrowing.metrocrops.com
Visit our indoor growing website:  http://indoorgrowing.metrocrops.com