We sell farms, not tomatoes

At UrbanFarmers, we develop farm systems for the city. We don’t sell tomatoes, but with our systems, you can.

Our rooftop farm and bolt-on system solutions are designed for supermarkets and commercial growers. We are a B2B company and do not deliver directly to end-customers.

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Business Model

The UF business model covers the full spectrum from design, development, operations and sales of urban farms.

  • Development and financing covers the project development from the initial feasibility study to permitting and supplier selection to structuring the contractual framework until ready-to-construct. Similar to infrastructure projects in the renewable energy space, UF structures loan financing for projects that are collateralized by a long-term produce purchase agreements (LPPA’s) with grocery retail customers.

  • Engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services are assumed by UF but with larger projects it is either completely or partly outsourced where feasible.

  • Recurring revenues through operations, maintenance and sales services start after commission of the project. Sales services includes specifically the offtake of the capacity of the rooftop or bolt-on by UF’s key account retail customers.
  • In the foreseeable future, UF will give out master licenses for specific regions and/or customer segments to capable project developers – currently licensees are in discussion in the GCC region.

News

UF Newsletter (Q2, 2014)

22. July 2014

The Good, The Bad, The Ugly. Read more

UF Fresh.Revolution Congress 1.0

28. May 2014

It was a pleasure having a special group of friends and business partners at our first UF Fresh.Revolution Congress 1.0 in Zurich. Cherry Salmon and UF Tilapia provided by UrbanFarmers. Dinner provided by Maison Manesse. A special thank-you to Fabian, Migi and the Maison Manesse Team for an unforgettable evening! A big thank-you to the Impact […]

“Gemüseanbau auf den Dächern von Basel”, FAZ

09. December 2013

Roman Gaus und Andreas Graber setzen auf Landwirtschaft in der Stadt