Listen to Archived Program HERE. Almost no matter where you live in America, you’re not far from a convenience store. The Southland Corporation popularized the concept over 50 years ago with their 7-11 Stores. Today, there are similar kinds of stores all over the nation.
Ben Greene, our guest this program, has come up with an amazing concept. Since transportation in many cases adds a considerable amount to the retail price of food, why not grow and sell in the same place, and make it something that can be working year around, easy for consumers to access, and fun?
Transportation costs not only include the expense of fuel for the trucks, but the inevitable cost of spoilage over time. The Farmery system uses aquaponics (the growing of fish) and hydroponics (the growing of plants) to overcome these obstacles.
The Farmery concept uses shipping containers with controlled hydroponic vertical growing systems. The maximized, small footprint creates the opportunity to take the concept urban and to your location. Customers will be able to come into the convenient store, pick their own live food, pay for it, and have a super fresh dinner!
Fresh picked food is the best because the essential amino acids are still intact. Essential amino acids are essential for our bodies to perform repair and maintenance work. It is the simplest and easiest way to good health.
Ben Greene envisions his Farmery stores having in-store cafes with coffee, tea, juice, and salad bars, with soups, sandwiches, and more. If you would like to be part of this exciting new concept for fresh, organic food, our guest Ben Greene has a KickStarter program that you can check out HERE. We invite you to listen to this interview, the story behind this inspiring venture!
For more information about Ben Greene's "The Farmery" project, visit, www.TheFarmery.com.
If he builds it, they will come!