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Welcome to Brick Street Farms!

Come and tour our farm where we grow 68 acres of greens, located on just 1/3 of an acre lot in downtown St. Petersburg, FL. As you step onto our farm, you'll be immersed in a world where agriculture meets hydroponic technology.

Your tour will be guided by Shannon O’Malley, our passionate owner, who will take you on a journey through our lush leafy greens and varieties of micro greens that thrive in this vertical oasis.

Farm Tour Description

The tour begins with an introduction to the concept of vertical farming and its impact on sustainable agriculture. You'll learn how we've maximized space by stacking layers of crops inside shipping containers, utilizing innovative hydroponic systems, and optimizing LED lighting to simulate ideal growing conditions regardless of the external environment.

Stroll through rows of vibrant leafy greens and striking micro green varieties, all thriving in this controlled indoor environment. Shannon will share insights into the careful monitoring of plant growth, from seedling to harvest, and the precise balance of nutrients and water conservation technologies for sustainable farming.

As you stroll through the different farm containers, you'll witness the intricacies of our automated systems and begin to understand the complexity of indoor growing to optimize plant health and growth. Shannon will explain how technology plays a pivotal role in maintaining sustainability by minimizing water usage, reducing carbon footprint, and offering a glimpse into the future of farming.

Feel free to engage in discussions about the challenges and triumphs of operating a vertical farm, the impact on local communities, and the potential this innovative approach holds for global food security.

Before the tour concludes, you'll have the chance to harvest for yourself and taste some of the freshest produce straight from the farm. It's an experience that not only educates but also excites your taste buds, leaving you with a newfound appreciation for the possibilities of modern agriculture. Come join us on this enlightening journey through our vertical shipping container farm, where innovation, sustainability, and delicious flavors converge!

Posted On:June 16, 2023
Job ID:9314

How Much Does a Farm Tour Cost?

$95 for up to two people. Tours are currently limited to two (2) people per tour due to physical space constraints and personal attention.

For group tours please email customerservice@brickstreetfarms.com. Provide your group details and the desired number of people for pricing and availability.

Where Does Your Money Go?

All tour proceeds go directly to our non-profit 501c(3) Desert Farms Foundation.

At Desert Farms Foundation, we believe that everyone deserves access to fresh nutritional food. Each $95 tour provides the equivalent of 4 families with fresh, local BSF greens and produce.

What Do You Get?

  • Exclusive 1-hour farm tour with the Owner(s)
  • Personal up close experience with both leafy green and micro green farm containers
  • Overview, history and current industry information on Brick Street Farms and Controlled Environment Agriculture
  • Personal protective materials will be provided: disposable hair net, face mask, latex gloves and lab coat
  • Personal harvest experience for leafy greens and microgreens
  • Take home gifts!!! Including: leafy greens and micro greens for two people, BSF Olive Oil & BSF Balsamic Vinegar set, BSF large reusable tote bag and swag! At least a $50 value.

Tour Special Only

If you sign up for our monthly Farm Membership during the tour, you will receive one complimentary month on us!

All Farm Membership proceeds directly support our Desert Farm Foundation which provides local and underserved families with fresh, local, nutrient dense produce.

Farm Rules and Restrictions

  • Due to the complexity our farms we do not recommend tours for children under the age of 8 years
  • No animals are permitted inside our farm containers
  • Farm containers are not easily accessible and require the ability to navigate steep steps, operate harvest shears, and wear personal protective clothing
  • All persons must wear closed-toe shoes, no heels or sandals permitted
  • Shirt must have at least short sleeves, no tank tops permitted
  • All persons will be required to sign a release waiver upon arrival
  • Anyone under 18 must have a guardian present
  • Photos are permitted
Posted On:June 16, 2023
Job ID:9314