MEET OUR FARMERS

MEET OUR FARMERS

RYAN SWEENEY

An innovative indoor farmer from the midwest.

With roots in controlled environment container farming, Ryan Sweeney grows and sells to over a dozen local food coops and retail outlets. Since he is able to grow fresh, tasty herbs year round in his ZipFarm™, he never has a problem finding the demand for his crops.

By growing on the vertical plane, Ryan and crew can access their entire farm from the ground, avoiding the need for expensive (and dangerous!) scissor lifts required for stacked vertical farming techniques.

MATT MARSH

Stem, NC’s most innovative greenhouse grower

Matt Marsh operates American Heartland Acres, an aquaponic basil farm that serves the Raleigh-Durham market in the heart of North Carolina. Matt leverages the power of volumetric farming to maximize his greenhouse production and serve his local market the best basil around.

“Our goal is to help regenerate an appreciation for locally supplied goods and services that are produced with healthy practices and without questionable fertilizers or pesticides. We are finding that the quality speaks for itself and that more people are satisfied that there is a healthy, local option.”

COURTNEY EDWARDS

Cowichan Valley’s Freshest Greens & Herbs

Courtney Edwards and Dan Ademan operate Blue Roots Farm, a Vertical Aquaponic Greenhouse in Cowichan Valley, British Columbia. They’re driven to grow the freshest, high quality greens and herbs around.

“We farm because we were tired of complaining about all of the problems we see in the world and wanted to do something that would help our community in terms of adapting to climate change, accessing sustainable seafood, and increasing food security.
 
We chose ZipGrow because I value simple, effective, and scalable production systems.”

RYAN SWEENEY | FARMER

An innovative indoor farmer from the midwest.

With roots in controlled environment container farming, Ryan Sweeney grows and sells to over a dozen local food coops and retail outlets. Since he is able to grow fresh, tasty herbs year round in his ZipFarm™, he never has a problem finding the demand for his crops.

By growing on the vertical plane, Ryan and crew can access their entire farm from the ground, avoiding the need for expensive (and dangerous!) scissor lifts required for stacked vertical farming techniques.

MATT MARSH | AMERICAN HEARTLAND ACRES

Stem, NCs most innovative greenhouse grower.

Matt Marsh operates American Heartland Acres, an aquaponic basil farm that serves the Raleigh-Durham market in the heart of North Carolina. Matt leverages the power of volumetric farming to maximize his greenhouse production and serve his local market the best basil around.

“Our goal is to help regenerate an appreciation for locally supplied goods and services that are produced with healthy practices and without questionable fertilizers or pesticides. We are finding that the quality speaks for itself and that more people are satisfied that there is a healthy, local option.”

COURTNEY EDWARDS | BLUE ROOTS FARM

Cowichan Valley’s Freshest Greens & Herbs

Courtney Edwards and Dan Ademan operate Blue Roots Farm, a Vertical Aquaponic Greenhouse in Cowichan Valley, British Columbia. They’re driven to grow the freshest, high quality greens and herbs around.

“We farm because we were tired of complaining about all of the problems we see in the world and wanted to do something that would help our community in terms of adapting to climate change, accessing sustainable seafood, and increasing food security.
 
We chose ZipGrow because I value simple, effective, and scalable production systems.”

MODERN FARMERS AROUND THE WORLD

From California to the Carolinas, Canada to China, ZipGrow Farmers are growing better food for their local communities around the globe. These farmers are passionate, hard working risk takers who decided that they wanted to have an impact on their communities in a positive way by providing them with real food. They know that farming is hard work. It requires hustle and a relentless mindset. Our community of farmers is full of these kinds of people who are changing the food system, one small farm at a time. 


ZIPGROW TECHNOLOGY PARTNERS

We’re not the only ones helping modern farmers succeed. Below are a few of our technology partners leveraging the power of ZipGrow vertical farming equipment.

Zipgrow technology PARTNERS

We’re not the only ones helping modern farmers succeed. Below are a few of our technology partners leveraging the power of ZipGrow vertical farming equipment. 

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