We grow food where people live and grow it more sustainably.

Every day, we deliver directly to our customers (a.k.a. Lufavores) thousands of food baskets filled with our rooftop-grown veggies. We meet this daily challenge with a vision: to create a better food system, encompassing our rooftop farms and local agriculture in all shapes and sizes. This means farming on rooftops in cities, partnering up with local farmers and food makers, and creating a community of pick-up points to deliver all this food as directly as possible.

Our rooftop farms

We built the world’s first commercial rooftop greenhouse on an industrial building in Montreal, Quebec, to prove that high-yield, year-round farming is a smarter, more sustainable, and commercially viable way to feed cities. Since then, we’ve built new and bigger and better rooftop greenhouses, to grow more and more vegetables.

A network of local farms and food makers

Rooftop farms aren’t meant to replace local farms and food makers (not everything can be grown on rooftops after all). Altogether, we’re building a healthier, more sustainable local food system. We seek out partners who share our values of transparency and sustainability and work closely with them for our online farmer’s market, the Marketplace, to offer locals a full selection of products.

Meet our partners

From the rooftop to your plate

We developed a community of hundreds of neighbourhood pick-up points to get food from our rooftops and partners to Lufavores as directly as possible. The idea is efficiency, convenience, and community-building. We also have a fleet of electric cars to supply eco home delivery.

Our hard-working team of trailblazers

Urban farming might bring up romantic images, but feeding cities by growing vegetables on rooftops - and reinventing a broken food system - is hard work for hardworking people. You’ve got to be organized, efficient, adaptable, ready to learn, and willing to get your hands dirty. Got what it takes?

Join our team

A local community of Lufavores

Reinventing a broken food system without a community is unthinkable. Our growing cohort of Lufavores keep us on our toes. We communicate with them daily to ensure we keep doing things right. We also open our doors for community visits and open houses. It’s essential for people to know their farmer, know their food, know where it’s from and how it’s grown.

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A brief history of Lufa Farms

2020

In the spring we finished construction on our largest greenhouse to date in the Ville Saint Laurent borough of Montreal. Construction of this 163,800 square foot greenhouse is our most efficient in terms of energy and water consumption and will double our production capacity and go from feeding 1% to 2% of Montreal families. The first tomato and eggplant seedlings will be planted in May and harvested in July.

2019

We outgrew our Ahuntsic location and moved our distribution centre and main office to the Ville Saint-Laurent neighbourhood of Montreal. Once settled, we completely reinvented our packing system for better, faster, and fresher deliveries. In September, construction began on our fourth and world’s largest rooftop greenhouse at this location.

2017

We harvested the first crop from our third, largest, and most technologically advanced greenhouse in the Montreal borough of Anjou. With this latest greenhouse, Lufa Farms boasted 138,000 square feet of growing space.

2016

We went through a growth spurt reaching over 10,000 Lufavores and our team nearly doubled in size to keep up. We also launched home delivery by electric car, and the company became cash-flow positive. A big year.

2013

We built a second rooftop greenhouse in the Laval suburb of Montreal and got hundreds of local producers involved with the launch of our online farmers’ market, the Marketplace. The weekly baskets became fully customizable with the innovation of our own e-commerce platform and warehouse logistics software.

2011

We planted our first seedlings in February and harvested the first veggies later that year. We grew 15 varieties of vegetables and delivered roughly 200 baskets each week, without the ability to customize orders.

2010

After knocking on many doors and being turned down by several building owners, one finally said yes. We started construction on the world’s first commercial rooftop greenhouse in the Ahuntsic borough of Montreal with funding from the founders and their friends and family.

2009

Mohamed Hage, an entrepreneur and engineer at heart, brought together and built our innovative founding team: Lauren Rathmell to manage plant science and farming, Kurt Lynn to lend decades of marketing experience, and Yahya Badran to supervise construction and engineering projects.

Press Inquiries

We’re always ready to share our story with journalists across the globe. If you’re a member of the media and would like more information, you can get in touch with our press team by sending an email to pr@lufa.com.

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