RICHMOND, VA (JULY 2021) - Babylon Micro-Farms, the intelligent, accessible and market-leading indoor micro-farm company, is excited to announce their partnership with Harvest Table Culinary Group, the pioneering collegiate food service company. To kick off the partnership, Babylon installed their micro-farms in Harvest Table colleges and universities, including University of Virginia, Wake Forest University, Elon University, and Springfield College, serving over 40,000 students.
With the food hall climate continuing to evolve year to year, several universities are beginning to increase the amount of sustainable and healthy food options for their students across campus. Babylon is stepping in to help make university life more sustainable and healthy, with the installation of their micro-farms in the food halls. These micro-farms produce the freshest, high-quality selection of crops for kitchens to use in preparing their menus. Food from Babylon Micro-Farms is not only good for your health, but also for the environment, as they grow food locally with few pollutants, less water, food waste, and is pesticide free.
Harvest Table Culinary Group has a track record of culinary excellence, taking pride in their fresh and responsibly-sourced ingredients. President of Harvest Table, Mary Thornton comments, “Our partnership with Babylon Micro-Farms enables us to bring the Harvest Table effect to life for our students and their guests across the country. As we return to a new normal in the fall, there is a ripe opportunity for collaboration with student groups to further support the cause of local foods.”
Since 2017, Babylon Micro-Farms has delivered a simple, yet engaging indoor growing experience, helping companies such as hospitals, senior living communities and universities showcase their commitment to providing fresh, nutritious produce and sustainability to their students and other customers. The goal through their on-site farming service is to make growing simple for anyone. Babylon is the most affordable, efficient, and advanced vertical farming platform available, remotely managed through the cloud with unparalleled customer service. To date, the company operates a network of 45 farms in the Mid-Atlantic region of the USA with a further 106 farms due to be installed by Q1 2022.
Babylon’s CEO, Alexander Olesen shares, “Harvest Table represents the thought leader in the education space and we're extremely happy to partner with them. This partnership demonstrates how we can grow at scale and this is the first step in our plan to get into as many universities as possible.”