Growing Underground, which produces micro greens and salad leaves in a disused London tube station near Clapham North is to start supplying online organic produce supplier Farmdrop.
Growing Underground, uses hydroponic systems and LED technology to grow salad crops, will begin providing Farmdrop with produce when it starts trading this summer. According to the company 37 suppliers currently use the Farmdrop network, which gives London consumers access to a virtual market that sources 75 per cent of its produce inside the M25.
Ben Patten, who runs Farmdrop, commented, “Farmdrop.co.uk is rapidly bringing field-fresh produce to the doorsteps of London homes, restoring the days of the City’s streets filled with the sounds of street traders. Asparagus, wild garlic, globe artichokes and rhubarb fresh from local fields are among the hundreds of local foods available for delivery.”
Farmdrop operates hubs in London to which suppliers deliver four days a week. Most of that produce is shipped out to homes and other collection points throughout London on the same day via electric vans and there are plans to expand the service to other cities and towns, within the next 18 months.