Italy-based vertical farm, Planet Farms opened a new farm in Brusaporto with Da Vittoria, a three-star Michelin restaurant, bringing the world of Haute cuisine closer to the new technologies offered by vertical farms.
The structure is a custom-made vertical farm adapted to the restaurants’ locations and needs. The farm has two growth chambers, viewable to viewers from the outside with two windowed openings. Each room contains six areas arranged on three levels and independent from each other, in order to accommodate the various crops grown in the facility.
“The opening of the Brusaporto farm represents an event of great importance for Planet Farms, as it allows us to tell about one of the possible applications of our vertical farming model and the very high quality of our product, which in the case of Brusaporto is really ‘ zero meters ‘and totally demand-led because it is able to respond exactly to the needs of the Da Vittorio restaurant and the Cerea brothers ”, says Daniele Benatoff, co-CEO, and co-founder Planet Farms in an interview with Monza News.
“Through the partnership with Planet Farms, Da Vittorio becomes the ambassador of a new food culture based on an integrated supply chain, zero waste, zero transport, and responsible use of the raw materials available” explains the Cerea family, owner of the three-star restaurant. “Today more than ever we are aware of how important it is to feed the world without depriving it of its resources and we believe that even haute cuisine has a fundamental role in conveying this message: this is why, through the installed vertical farm, we can be the first to give the right example ”
Planet Farms in February closed a USD 30M financing from Azimut Investments. The proceeds of the new capital will be used to finance the development plans of the company, consolidating the results achieved so far and financing the further geographical expansion, in Italy and abroad, as well as making it possible to create a new center of research and development to explore new and further potentials of vertical farming in the food sector and increasingly efficient production techniques.
Image credit Planet Farms. Source: LinkedIn