Daniel Tristao

Crate to Plate is turning former shipping containers into farms capable of growing kilos and kilos of fresh leafy greens, all year round, using hydroponic and aeroponic farming technology. The urban farm company’s CEO Daniel Tristao explains that Crate to Plate aims to solve the long supply chains common for upwards of 70% of fresh produce in the UK. As Daniel puts it, this “leads to very short shelf lives, worse flavour and aroma profiles, whether it’s a lettuce head or a basil leaf, but also much lower nutritional value because these plants are losing nutrient density with pretty much each day after they’re cut from the root.” They’ve got four container farming sites in the city already and are planning a UK-wide expansion – expect to see Crate to Plate farms coming to another city near you.