Cultivatd Inc, announces they are working with Adapt Agtech (Adapt Ag) to start production and develop operational processes for their gourmet mushroom container farms in Ottawa and Toronto.
Adapt Ag is a new indoor agtech company based out of Ottawa, ON. Focused on designing and supplying off-grid container farms to produce gourmet mushrooms, the company is making waves toward hyper-local food production across North America. With the ability to grow 14 different strains of mushrooms, with 3-4 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.
The Director of Farming as a Service (FaaS) at Cultivatd, Erika Parente, commented on the new operations partnership “we are super excited to be working with Adapt Ag on this pilot project. Operations are 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.”
Cultivatd’s primary focus for the pilot project is to start mushroom production in both Ottawa and Toronto, identify opportunities for improvement and to 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,” explained Cody Bourget, Director of Farming Operations at Cultivatd.
In the words of Co-Founder & 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.” With a shared vision for greater food security and sustainability within local communities, Adapt Agtech and Cultivatd hope to reduce the operational barrier of entry for new indoor farmers and equip them with the knowledge, tools and support to be successful in any city, town or small community.