While walking through Causeway Bay and Wanchai the other day, I noticed a new store with a bright green color. Farm Direct is a new grocery selling locally grown hydroponic food in the center of Hong Kong.
Given my interest in home hydroponics and my wife’s new found interest in food safety, following some rather silly stuff going on in the mainland, I went in to check out the crops.
They had a few types of lettuce and bok choy on offer, both items I’m hoping to grow in my own home setup once I get off my butt and get it running. They also had a few imported things like blue berries and tomatoes, but I decided to go only with the fresh local stuff.
I’m having my first salad tonight. Will see how it goes. If you want to check it out yourself, it’s at 425 Lockhart Road, at the border of Wanchai and Causeway Bay, just behind the Wanchai Fire Station.
Here’s a neat video I found about their farm in Fanling.