Farmers invest in unconventional methods for year-round produce

01/2/2014 | Observer-Dispatch (Utica, N.Y.)

Farmers in northern climates are making high-risk investments in greenhouses and high tunnels to extend the growing season in order to supply restaurants and consumers with fresh produce throughout winter. "Unconventional methods of farming: hydroponics and aquaponics, indoor farming ... that stuff is limitless on how much it benefits me, and I wish there was more of it," says Tim Hardiman, co-owner of The Tailor and the Cook restaurant in Utica, N.Y. "It requires farmers to think outside the box a little bit."

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