by | Aug 9, 2022 | News

We are thrilled to announce that we are partnering with Adapt Agtech (Adapt Ag) to begin production of their gourmet mushrooms, and to develop operational processes for their mushroom container farms in Ottawa and Toronto, Ontario (Canada).

Adapt Ag is a new indoor AgTech company based out of Ottawa, Ontario. Focused on designing and supplying off-grid container farms to produce gourmet mushrooms, the company is making remarkable progress toward simplifying hyper-local food production across North America. With the ability to grow 14 different strains of mushrooms – with three to four different strains per container using substrate blocks, Adapt Ag has created an easy-to-use, efficient, and sustainable container system to encourage more people to join the urban agriculture movement.

We are super-excited to be working with Adapt Ag on this pilot project. Operations is at the core of what we do with FaaS, and so we are grateful for the opportunity to apply this knowledge and expertise in a container environment with gourmet mushrooms.

Erika Parente, Director of Farming as a Service (FaaS), Cultivatd

Our primary focus for this pilot project is to:

  • Begin mushroom production in both Ottawa and Toronto, Ontario
  • Identify opportunities for improvement
  • Develop operational procedures and training materials for future farm operators

Since the containers have both solar and grid capability, it’s important that we understand the overall ability of the container on both settings to ensure we equip all operators with the right information and training to run the container properly.

Cody Bourget, Director of Farming Operations, Cultivatd

With a shared vision for greater food security and sustainability within local communities, we hope to reduce the operational barrier-of-entry for new indoor farmers and equip them with the knowledge, tools, and support they need to be successful in any city, town or small community. In the words of Adapt Ag’s Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer – Rob Imbeault, “Adapt Ag exists to advance access to sustainable food, enabling small growers to expand their business and feed their communities.”

For Media Inquires:

Eric Levesque
Managing Partner
eric.levesque@cultivatd.com
613-360-5195