Baltimore, Maryland - June 23, 2016: Trays of microgreens inside the Hounts City-Hydro vertical farm. The microgreens are Big leaf basil, wasabi (top) Arugula, affilia peas (middle) and Opal basil, lemon basil (bottom).
City-Hydro owners Larry and Zhanna Hount started growing microgreens in a spare room in their Baltimore rowhome a year and a half ago. Since then, their vertical farm has earned them $120k a year. They sell their crop directly to local restaurants, but, "What we want to be at the end of the game is a supplier..." says Larry. The couple sell their custom made racks, which use daylight balanced LED lights and offer training.
CREDIT: Matt Roth for The New York Times
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