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Brian and Roberta Bain are farming for the future




By JENN SHARP, The StarPhoenix January 14, 2014

It seems like a scene out of a science fiction movie: Row after row of sprouted seedlings grown in a controlled, indoor environment — enough to feed the entire city several times over.
This is reality for Brian Bain and his wife Roberta. The couple recently opened Saskatoon’s first boutique vertical farming operation, located in a warehouse in the north industrial area.
Ecobain Gardens grows micro greens meant for wholesale, to restaurants and grocery stores in Saskatoon. The regular staples are peas — the biggest seller right now is a speckled pea and radish mix. Sunflowers, coriander, beets, arugula, buckwheat and Swiss chard all make it into the rotation, too.

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Brian and Roberta Bain are farming for the future