NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)– Eric March and Raquel Kennedy are on a mission to grow food indoors in Connecticut. It would create jobs, sustainable food for the state, and a sense of community.
March and Kennedy’s company is Eco Grow Farms. Their passion is to to lead the way for environmentally-sound management of food.
“We can grow lettuce, strawberries, greens, anything for a salad, lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, lettuce has the highest turn over rate, but it’s a good incubator,” said March. “It grows fast and the market is available for it it. You go to any small mom and pop restaurant and find out what they’re paying for a head of lettuce, and they’re going to tell you that’s the last thing they want to talk about because the cost is through the roof. When we ran out model, we looked at what the cost would be, we can supply them an organic product for about 25 cents less per head of lettuce than what they’re paying now, organic.
We asked if they envision these buildings all over the state of Connecticut.
“We envision them all over the country,” said Kennedy. “We’re starting in Connecticut, we live in Connecticut, we’re invested in Connecticut, we think this is a great opportunity, not only to show the rest of the country what can be done with technology, with energy technology, Connecticut is really one of the top states in the country in terms of using energy technology and energy efficiency, so this is a great place to start.”
March and Kennedy will be meeting with state leaders and investors. If you’re interested in getting involved with them, click here.