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Crate to Plate brings sustainable, local production of leafy greens to urban communities. Growing their produce using hydroponic and aeroponic tech, they’re able to sell to restaurants, stores, and D2C – offering greens, grown locally, using zero pesticides and up to 95% less water than traditional means.

  • 70%+ of UK vegetables are imported several days after harvest
  • Our greens are fresher, pesticide-free, and grown using up to 95% less water
  • Customers include Michelin star restaurants like Hide
  • Scalable business model – enabled by partnered technology

Idea

At Crate to Plate, we believe that consumers in cities should be able to buy higher quality food, free of any pesticides, which hasn’t been shipped from thousands of miles away, to be consumed a week after harvest.

In the UK, more than 70% of fruit and vegetables consumed are imported (particularly outside the summer months). Importing produce creates a larger carbon footprint than purchasing local produce and the products consumed are often not as fresh.

So, we set up our first urban hydroponic farms in London in 2020 to offer consumers a wide range of super fresh lettuces, leafy greens and herbs, all delivered within 24 hours of harvest, all year round. Using state-of-the-art hydroponic and aeroponic technology, we grow our produce vertically in a controlled environment, using zero pesticides, up to 95% less water than traditional farming methods, and a fraction of the land. We then deliver by electric van – with zero carbon footprint from farm to customer – and use zero plastic packaging.

We now have more than 20 restaurants and grocery stores ordering from us weekly – including Hide, Sartoria, and Fortnum & Mason. In addition to this, we also sell at street markets, and online for home delivery, direct to the consumer.

We’re raising funding to expand our production capacity and to grow our ‘direct to consumer’ offering, introducing a subscription box delivery service.

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