The 31000squarefoot Lufa rooftop greenhouse uses a ldquodripirrigationrdquo hydroponic process Photo courtesy of Lufa Farms

The 31,000-square-foot Lufa rooftop greenhouse uses a “drip-irrigation” hydroponic process. Photo courtesy of Lufa Farms

Montreal Greenhouse Operator Eyes U.S. Cities

“The farther the producer is from the consumer, the more opportunity for problems of every kind.” — Kurt Lynn, vice president and co-founder, Lufa Farms

MONTREAL — Lufa Farms, which operates a commercial rooftop greenhouse year-round here, has taken an adage about New York City and made a slight change: “If it will work in Montreal, it will work anywhere.”

“Our reasoning was that if it will work in Montreal, it will work anywhere warmer in our target market geography because our costs will be less and the markets will be larger,” said Mohamed Hage, founder and chief executive officer of Lufa Farms, in a stat

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