The industrial heart of Sunway Damansara is the last place you’d think to discover a vegetable farm. Yet nestled amongst the buzzing shop lots and warehouses, blossoming silently as an exotic rose in a desert oasis, is an unexpected spot of green.
Welcome to The Vegetable Co. the harvest-to-table startup set up in an old shipping container, utilises tech-based, modern indoor farming techniques to grow leafy greens for everyday consumption.
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Established early last year, it was inspired by the musings of its co-founders, Shawn Ng and Sha GP. The environmentally conscious duo was deeply concerned about the impact of climate change on local agriculture, so much so that they decided to do something about it.
“We wanted to create practical solutions that can produce food where it is needed while being independent of climate change. Unpredictable weather conditions lead to erratic crop yields. A rice yield can drop by five to six per cent with every one-degree increase in temperature,” Ng explains.
Sha adds: “We focus on pesticide-free vegetables at their freshest. We can confidently say that we deliver our vegetables to our customers within three hours from harvest. Everything we do work towards our goal of delivering plants of the highest quality in the most sustainable manner."