2. What is CityFood™?
CityFood™ is a “triple bottom line” vertically integrated sustainable green business consulting firm
and incubator focused on developing urban agricultural facilities, fostering farm and urban
relationships, and infrastructure and logistics for local food.
CityFood™ identifies and rehabilitates industrial real estate, designs and develops aquaponics and
hydroponics facilities that will provides living wage jobs .
The organically grown vegetables and fish will be sold on site or through farmers markets and
Community Supported Agriculture
CityFood will redevelop space for start-up and small local food processing, alternative energy
demonstration projects for solar, wind and geothermal businesses while powering/heating/and
lighting the facilities.
3. SOCIAL, ECONOMICAND ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITSOF
Urban agriculture has benefits in several areas: community and economic development, “Green Collar”
jobs, food access, a healthier environment, family economy, and community planning among
others. It also offers opportunities to address food inequities in underserved communities.
4. Tapping into a Cultural Movement
CityFood™ is a reaction not only to the environmental and food equity needs of urban centers but to a new brand
of locavore food culture and the consequences of peak oil and climate change on agriculture. The founding
partners bring distinctive expertise to this venture. They have their hands on the pulse of the new frontier in
sustainable living and eating while as educators, business people, social and environmental advocates have
experience in mobilizing a region-wide network to enable this enterprise to get off the ground. Our cities
must strive for edible autonomy.
5. The Business Advantagesof CityFood™
Using, vacant lots, roof tops, hydroponics and aquaponics, CityFood™ is a whole new way to farm. First we find
space. Where others see an abandoned building, we see a future farm. Then we create jobs. Modern urban
farmers are needed and wanted. We train and provide opportunity and hope. Then we sow and grow. And
what do you get in return? The freshest, cleanest food you’ve ever eaten. Local food not exposed to
pollution or pesticides. Food doesn’t have to take a road trip to reach you. And food that is easier on the
Earth and its resources. It’s time to feed people in a more sustainable way.
6. Environmental and Community
Benefits of Urban Farming
Produce is grown/sold/delivered with minimal use of fossil fuel consumptions, low carbon footprint,
reduces waste as on site composting recycles vegetable, fruit, coffee, and fish scraps from the farm and
Indoor, urban or greenhouse farming provides access to fresh, year-round, produce for local communities
living in “food deserts.”
CityFood will offer educational and cultural opportunities and provide a venue for cooking
demonstrations, readings, and lectures from visiting experts.
Local schools would not just be invited to visit but will be true partners through classes, workshops,
training, and employment opportunities for students and graduates.
CityFood has the potential to create a significant amounts of living wage green collar jobs. and economic
7. Working with Strategic Partners,
CityFood™ Can Provide The Following
BusinessServices: Consulting Services
Urban Farm and Hydroponics and Aquaponics facilities design and construction
Alternative Energy Potential Analysis and installation
Composting and Anaerobic Digester Facility Design and Construction.
Retail and Wholesale Marketing and Logistics
Employee Training, Education and Outreach Services
Green Business Incubators