Harvested at optimum flavour · Grow plug still attached · Guaranteed quality produce · Long lasting shelf life · 365 days a year
Locally grown in Barbados · Farm to fork in a matter of hours · Reducing food miles
Clear of pesticides and herbicides · Non-GMO seeds · Extremely nutritious and healthy
85% less water used that traditional farming · Devoted to the local community, environment and economy
SAY HELLO TO THE FUTURE OF AGRICULTURE
At Ino-Gro Inc., we sustainably grow a wide variety of fresh and healthy lettuce, herbs and other leafy greens in our hydroponic farm which is built inside a 40 ft. shipping container. Using the latest agricultural technology our crops are given the optimum growing environment and conditions which enable us to grow 24/7/365. Our produce is non-GMO (genetically modified organism), pesticide and herbicide free, guaranteeing only hearty and nutritious produce. Our enclosed environment eliminates the challenges and variability in weather that traditional farming faces.
FROM SEEDLING TO HARVEST
During the growing cycle, we use 85% less water compared to traditional farming techniques. This is a result of our closed loop irrigation system which constantly recycles the water in the farm. Using energy efficient LED lighting, our plants recieve the perfect spectrum of light required for growth. Vertical farming maximises growing space for food production and additionaly, provides a high density growing environment.
FARM TO FORK IN A MATTER OF HOURS
Being situated in such a prime location, we guarantee delivery of produce from farm to fork within hours of harvest. Our aim is to reduce the vast quantities of produce imported into Barbados, and whilst helping to create local supply, we minimise Barbados’ ever-increasing carbon footprint and food import bill. Currently we supply our leafy greens to numerous restaurants and supermarkets around the island.
At Fusion Rooftop we are always delighted to find a consistent, high quality, local product to put on our menu and Ino-Gro delivers. Their produce is fresh, flavourful and diverse. At fusion rooftop we are committed to using organic products in our food. We aim not only to support fellow local businesses but also to consume in a way that is nutritious and sustainable. We always strive to showcase the best of Barbados to our customers. In addition, companies like Ino-Gro help us to cut down on our food import bill. We believe if you change the menu, you can change the world.
RHEA GILKES / EXECUTIVE CHEF / FUSION ROOFTOP
The amount of water it takes to produce 1kg of lettuce using traditional farming methods.
OF LETTUCE IMPORTED
The 2016 import value of lettuce into Barbados.
The average distance travelled to import lettuce into Barbados.
WARREN KELLMAN, DIRECTOR
Food is an important issue that touches the lives of everyone. Climate change is turning fresh water into our planet's scarcest resource, and with the world's population projected to almost double by the year 2050, we need innovative solutions to address these challenges and we need them fast.
Feeding the vastly growing population of today is proving to be more and more challenging for us human beings. Hence this is why we must continue to innovate and use sustainable measures to grow produce. We at Ino-Gro are proud to be the first to bring this type of modern day farming to Barbados. I strongly recommend for more youth to be involved within the industry as there is extensive knowledge to be taught and discovered.
RISHI PANJWANI, DIRECTOR
MARK KINCH, DIRECTOR
My goal is to transform the flawed global agriculture industry starting in my native island, Barbados. By utilising new technologies and practices studied abroad, I plan to implement far more sustainable farming techniques, with hopes of being able to satisfy the demands for impeccable produce going forward.