Hydroelectricity to feed Quebec throughout the winter!

Content produced in partnership with Hydro-Québec Energy consumption is one of the biggest challenges for controlled-environment agriculture. It is directly related to the financial and ecological performance of vertical farms all over the world. In Quebec, Winter Farm leverages a clean and renewable energy source to run its vertical farming units. Accessible and affordable, hydroelectricity … Continue reading “Hydroelectricity to feed Quebec throughout the winter!”

SDTC awards $2.9M to Winter Farm to develop CERVEAU, its intelligent controlled environment production system

The Quebec company focuses on AI and machine learning to build its agro‑industrial network and improve productivity and efficiency of its vertical farming environments Brossard, February 7, 2022 – Winter Farm is proud to announce that it has been awarded $2.9 million by Sustainable Development Technologies Canada (SDTC) for the implementation of phase II of its project … Continue reading “SDTC awards $2.9M to Winter Farm to develop CERVEAU, its intelligent controlled environment production system”

The Largest Controlled-Environment Vertical Strawberry Farm in Canada is Launched in Vaudreuil!

A concept from Quebec to reduce fruit and vegetable imports during the winter is the only of its kind worldwide. Brossard, November 19, 2021 – After launching its innovative concept a year and a half ago, Quebec company Winter Farm is inaugurating its first industrial unit in Vaudreuil. With a total area of 1,150 m2, the … Continue reading “The Largest Controlled-Environment Vertical Strawberry Farm in Canada is Launched in Vaudreuil!”

Ferme d’Hiver Mandates Investissement Québec – Criq to Develop an Automated Mobile Platform Concept for its Interior Farms

Over the next few weeks, Ferme d’Hiver will start production of its Fraise d’hiver at its industrial unit, part of the family business at Les Serres Vaudreuil. As Ferme d’Hiver is committed to the optimization of operational processes and understands labour availability issues faced by its produce grower partners, it has mandated Investissement Québec – CRIQ … Continue reading “Ferme d’Hiver Mandates Investissement Québec – Criq to Develop an Automated Mobile Platform Concept for its Interior Farms”

The Great Strawberry Plant Hand-Out Organized by Ferme d’Hiver And The Laboratoire sur l’agriculture urbaine was a Tremendous Success!

Brossard, August 4, 2021 – On July 29, a hand-out of strawberry plants was organized by Ferme d’Hiver in collaboration with the Laboratoire sur l’agriculture urbaine and the support of Les Serres Vaudreuil. Nearly 3,000 strawberry plants were given to the community members free of charge at the Fermes Urbaines de Montréal stall in Jean-Talon … Continue reading “The Great Strawberry Plant Hand-Out Organized by Ferme d’Hiver And The Laboratoire sur l’agriculture urbaine was a Tremendous Success!”

The Federal Minister Of Agriculture And Agri-Food And The Member For Vaudreuil-Soulanges Visit Ferme D’hiver!

On July 21, Ferme d’Hiver welcomed the Federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honorable Marie-Claude Bibeau, and the Member of Parliament for Vaudreuil-Soulanges, Peter Scheifke.  Welcomed by Yves Daoust, founder and Head of operations at Ferme d’Hiver, Francis Bérubé, Director of produce merchandising at Sobey’s and André Saint-Denis, co-owner of Les Serres Vaudreuil, Ms. … Continue reading “The Federal Minister Of Agriculture And Agri-Food And The Member For Vaudreuil-Soulanges Visit Ferme D’hiver!”

“We can put 90 strawberry plants per m2 where a greenhouse would put only 10-12”

“I spent my first 25 years on a farm and the next 25 years in technology. Vertical farming is the bridge between those worlds,” says Yves Daoust, chief operating officer and founder of Ferme d’Hiver. The company was founded in 2018 and aims to develop a network of indoor farms and become a global hub … Continue reading ““We can put 90 strawberry plants per m2 where a greenhouse would put only 10-12””

Ferme d’Hiver Completes Seed Round and Secures Large-Scale Industrial Deployment

Investissement Québec, Haystack and Mavrik invest 5 million dollars in agro-technology solutions company PRESS KIT – CLICK HERE Brossard, May 5, 2021 – Ferme d’Hiver announces that it has completed a seed round that allows it to ensure the development of its technological solution and its industrial deployment. Investissement Québec reiterates its confidence in the company … Continue reading “Ferme d’Hiver Completes Seed Round and Secures Large-Scale Industrial Deployment”