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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

 

Because MetroCrops grows indoors under LED lighting, our microgreens are extra vibrant in color and rich in taste 12 months of the year. Even during the months when the Connecticut sunshine is too weak to support a high quality of plant growth in greenhouses, our indoor grown plants are still at their consistent best.

Growing hydroponically

 

Growing hydroponically in water means that MetroCrops microgreens are totally grit and dirt free. The food grade burlap that our microgreens are grown on is never reused. This insures plant safety. Burlap is one of the most natural growing mediums known. We dispose of our burlap in an environmentally friendly manner.

 

No GMO.

 

We never use GMO seeds. And, because our microgreens are grown in a sealed, climate controlled grow room, there is no need for pesticides or herbicides.

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.

MetroCrops directly supports two restaurants and one retailer that are local to the Bridgeport facility.

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.