Montreal-based Lufa Farms opens up first indoor farm


Produce Grower, May 16, 2023

The farm is located in the former home of Sears in Montreal.

Inside Lufa Farms’ indoor facility
Photo courtesy of Lufa Farms

Lufa Farms, the Montreal-based grower, has opened its first indoor farm. Previously, the company grew produce in rooftop greenhouses. 

The farm is located in the Saint-Laurent borough of Montreal in the former Sears headquarters. It uses technology from Green Automation, it was also equipped with a single-level hydroponic growing system and LED lighting. The farm currently produces lettuce, spinach, celery, basil, kohlrabi, fennel and watercress.

“Having over a decade of experience in urban agriculture, we realized the importance of providing plants with ideal growing conditions,” says Lufa Farms co-founder and co-CEO Mohamed Hage. “Our challenge was to build a simple and energy-efficient indoor farm that compares in cost to traditional greenhouse