Since 2013, we operate UF001 LokDepot as our first commercial aquaponic rooftop farm. Based in the Dreispitz area south of Basel, just a few tram stops from the heart of the city, we operate a 250m2 rooftop greenhouse with fresh fish and healthy vegetables.
UF001 LokDepot is our pilot for rooftop farming, leading on to more sizeable, and commercially viable business models for our customers. During 2013, we are running a series of R&D test
|Inauguration of construction and finished greenhouse||Oct 26, 2012|
|UF001 Grand Opening with over 500 local and international guests||May 25, 2013|
|Launch of MIGROS Basel test-sale into MParc Dreispitz||Aug 16, 2013|
together with the University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) in Wädenswil in order to test functionality, robustness and quality of our production processes as well as to ensure delivery of our Fresh.Revolution.Basket.Pro allotments to leading restaurants in town. Everything we do from seeding to harvest is supported via the UF Controller, our proprietary farm control software.
c/o Christoph Merian Stiftung
|Start of construction||July 2012|
|Start of production||Jan 2013|
|Annual production volume||5 tons of vegetables, 850kg of fish|
|Customer base||Leading restaurants in Basel: Schmatz, Schifferhaus, and Osteria Acqua|
Migros MParc Dreispitz weekly direct sales on Fridays and Saturdays
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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 [...]
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