Our Mission

Ethically grow simple produce that inspires healthy lifestyles through environmentally conscious agricultural practices.

 
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Efficient Water Use

Traditional farms use 275l per kg of lettuce produced. Our farms only consume 18L/Kg as we recycle  nearly all of our water, and are more efficient in its use.

Responsible Land use

We stack our growing levels several layers high, producing significantly more output per  square foot.

Low Carbon Footprint

Our carbon footprint is just half that of a  traditional farm. While vertical farming uses  more electricity than traditional farms, these  emissions are more than offset by a significant  reduction in emissions related to transportation  and fertilization. 


Our roots

 
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2011: sowing the seed

After several years working reactively in the healthcare devices industry, GoodLeaf Founder Gregg Curwin went searching for a way to proactively impact the health of Canadians. Gregg was inspired by the work already underway on indoor-hydroponic farming in Japan, and quickly set about bringing the idea to Canada to deliver fresh, nutritious produce to Canadians year-round.

 
 
 
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2012 - 2014: GERMINATION

For several years, the GoodLeaf team conducted trials to determine optimum conditions for plant growth, varieties best suited to indoor growing, and requirements to make vertical farming commercially viable. 

 
 
 
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2015: ESTABLISHING ROOTS – TRURO PILOT FARM

In 2015, GoodLeaf constructed its first pilot farm near Truro, Nova Scotia to test commercial production and to continue research and development of new varieties and growing techniques. 

 
 
 
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2018: BREAKING GROUND

In 2018, development commenced on GoodLeaf's first large-scale, fully commercialized vertical farm in Guelph. The state of-the-art farm builds on the learnings from the Truro Pilot Farm while adding a level of automation not seen in vertical farming before. 

 
 
 
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2019: GROWING UP - GUELPH FARM LAUNCH 

In June 2019, GoodLeaf's first full-scale commercial farm in Guelph, Ontario began supplying microgreens and baby greens to retail locations and restaurants throughout Ontario.  Capacity of the Guelph Farm is estimated at over 10 times the Pilot Farm.  Our roots in Nova Scotia remain, with our Truro farm converted to a dedicated R&D facility.