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A Brief Introduction

At Lufa Farms, our vision is a city of rooftop farms. To accomplish this, we built the world’s first commercial rooftop greenhouse back in 2011 (and two more since then) to grow food where people live and grow it more sustainably. We do this by following our five founding principles: using no new land, recirculating water, saving energy, reducing waste, and using biocontrols instead of synthetic pesticides. We also partnered up with local farmers and food makers who share our values of proximity and transparency and provide all this food to our customers through our online Marketplace. Every week, we assemble thousands of customizable baskets, filled with fresh, local, and responsible food and deliver them to our network of pick-up points across Quebec, or to customers’ doors by electric car.

2009

Founded

300+

Employees

17K

Weekly shipped baskets

100+

Varieties of rooftop grown vegetables

4

Active Rooftop Farms

300K

Sq. ft. of growing space

200+

Sustainable partners

1700+

Products on the marketplace

500+

Pick-up points

Timeline

2020

We are building our largest greenhouse to date located in the Ville Saint Laurent borough of Montreal. Construction of this 163,800 square will be our most efficient greenhouse in terms of energy and water consumption and will double our production capacity.

2019

We outgrew our Ahuntsic location and moved our distribution centre and main office to the Ville Saint Laurent neighborhood of Montreal. Once settled, we completely reinvented our packing system for better, faster, and more accurate deliveries.

2017

We inaugurate and harvest the first crop from our newest greenhouse. With this latest greenhouse, in the Montreal borough of Anjou, Lufa Farms now has 138,000 square feet of growing space, and feeds over 10,000 families every week, year-round.

2016

We go through a growth spurt. Over 10,000 Lufavores a week now eat our veggies and the Lufa Farms team almost doubles in size to keep up. We also launch eco home delivery by electric car. This is also the year that the company first became cash-flow positive.

2013

We build a second rooftop greenhouse in the Laval suburb of Montreal, and get hundreds of local producers involved with the launch of our online Marketplace. Those weekly baskets become fully customizable with the innovation of our own ordering platform and warehouse logistics software.

2011

We harvest our very first veggies from our very first rooftop farm, and the first Lufavores get their introductory weekly basket. At the time, we only grew about 15 varieties of vegetables, and delivered to approximately 200 customers, without the possibility to customize.

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 the city of Montreal, Quebec.

2009

Mohamed Hage, an entrepreneur and engineer at heart, dreams the Lufa Farms dream and brings together an innovative team: Lauren Rathmell to manage plant science and farming, Kurt Lynn to lend decades of marketing experience to the project, and Yahya Badran to supervise construction and engineering.

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