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S$ 2,922
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Last updated September 5, 2018

GroFast – Your Designer Miniature Farm!

Designed to be part of your home decor. Compact,fits anywhere. Grow Microgreens in our carefully selected materials. Food safe & no BPA

GroFast – Your Designer Miniature Farm!

Designed to be part of your home decor. Compact,fits anywhere. Grow Microgreens in our carefully selected materials. Food safe & no BPA

S$ 2,922
pledged of S$ 60,000pledged of S$ 60,000 goal
18
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, September 5 2018 2:23 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated September 5, 2018

About

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About GroFast

Ever thought of having your own little farm to grow and harvest your yield? Now with GroFast you can!  

GroFast is an all-in-one Food Grade, BPA Free microgreens / small herbs growing kit that is durable to last the years. With an accompanying transparent cover, GroFast is completely pest-free while you can see it grow.  

With GroFast, simplicity is key.  

GroFast makes it possible for you to establish a miniature, tabletop farm, in which you can grow alfalfa, rosemary, and other microgreens without the hassle and fuss of technology.

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Vegetables and herbs are expensive! You know it; we all know it. Walk into any grocery store, like we did, and you will see how inconvenient it is to try to eat the foods that you know you need to eat if you want to be healthy. Plus, when they are bought fresh, vegetables and herbs do not have a very long shelf life in our refrigerators. 

Supply chain of produces
Supply chain of produces

Our names are Louis and Cheryl, and we are the husband-wife team behind GroFast, a miniature planter box that takes up a minimum of space wherever you choose to use it. After recently getting married, we started to put some thought into meal prep, specifically vegetables and herbs. There was a major e. coli outbreak in June 2018, driving home to us just how critical it was that we get a handle on our food. Especially for our future generations.

To solve the problems that we faced, we decided to build something. Because we wanted to know where our food came from without any of the hassle that normally goes along with that, our goal was to create our own source of sustainable food, something that would solve such problems as:

With GroFast, simplicity is key. We spent eight months sketching out and perfecting our design, and now we have the resources that we need to move forward, turning our prototype into a full-fledged product. 

GroFast makes it possible for you to establish a miniature, tabletop farm, in which you can grow alfalfa, rosemary, and other microgreens. 

GroFast is easy to use! 

Just follow these four steps: 

GroFast Parts
GroFast Parts

GroFast design comes with these detachable parts: 

  • A clear cover to prevent pests from entering and allow you to monitor the growth. 
  • Ventilation mesh assembled at the top of the cover that is small enough so that bugs do not go in but big enough to allow air flow. 
  • Growing tray with drainage holes to prevent water-logging of plants, designed to fit different growing media (soil / compost / planting mats). 
  • Collection reservoir for catching water that is drained out. 


Materials used for the product

To ensure that we are delivering the highest quality product in terms of safety, functionality and aesthetics to you. We have used durable, FDA certified food grade safe plastic to manufacture all the parts in GroFast! The plastic materials used in manufacturing are Polypropylene (PP) and Styrene methyl methacrylate copolymer (SMMA). To be certain, we make sure the manufacturers produce the certification before appointment. 

The dimensions of GroFast comes in at 16cm (Height) x 26.8cm (Length) x 13.8cm (Width) or 6.3 inches (Height) x 6.6 inches (Length) x 5.4 inches (Width). 

GroFast comes in a cream colour so as to fit into most interior designs.

Awesome Places you can use GroFast!

Due to its compact nature, GroFast can be used anywhere! 

GroFast in the living room
GroFast in the living room
GroFast in the Office
GroFast in the Office
GroFast in the Kitchen
GroFast in the Kitchen

*Digital artist impression for different ambient, to show you the awesomeness

What We Need & What You Get

We are looking to raise SGD$60,000 to get us beyond the prototype stage and begin to manufacture GroFast on a large scale. 

As a thank-you, we are offering our contributors such rewards as discounts on GroFast, our way of recognizing how crucial your support is! 

Other Ways You Can Help Join our movement! 

Let your loved ones know that organic, fresh, healthy food is within their reach with GroFast. In addition to making a monetary contribution, you can help us by sharing our campaign link on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and any other social media platforms you use. The more people are aware of what we are doing, the smoother our campaign will go. All your support, monetary and non-monetary, is greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time!

What are microgreens?   

Microgreens Known as the “baby of plants,” microgreens can be used for any number of things: garnish, aromatic sauces, delicious soups, tasty salads. Packed with distinctive flavor and aromas, Microgreens contain high levels of vitamins and carotenoids, on average 40 times more than their mature plant counterparts.

News articles citations on Video:  

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/01/us/romaine-lettuce-e-coli-nyt.html

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-44335702

https://edition.cnn.com/2018/06/01/health/e-coli-multistate-outbreak-update-cdc/index.html

Risks and challenges

We are at the stage of pre-production and the prototype is tested to be functional with its design and color, after repeated industrial design work and testing.

We have an assigned manufacturer and liaised with partners for the logistics of the fulfillment.

The funding will go towards manufacturing and production cost.
Upon the success of the campaign we will approach more supporting partners for the expansion of our movement.

The challenge that we face is reaching out to the wider market to complete this project.

Also, warning. Your friends might steal GroFast from your apartment after seeing how awesome it is. So why not share our campaign for them to get their own?

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    Early Bird GroFast Kit!

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