Canadian start-up Modular Farms Inc. released its first modular farm unit at an open house event in Brampton, Ontario, last November. Originally designed for Canada’s Far North, the portable container farm can grow lettuces, leafy greens, and herbs in the harshest, most remote environments. “We’ve created a product that can work virtually anywhere in the world,” says Eric Amyot, the company’s co-founder and CEO. “We’ve designed a scalable, modular, portable and self-contained indoor farming system that literally gets delivered on a truck and plugged in to start growing, with yields twice as high as any other farming system we’ve seen to date.” In 2017 the company plans to release add-on modules, such as those for water capture, storage, and a micro-grid. This will give farmers the flexibility to scale their business. Modular Farms will also start manufacturing in Australia, Singapore, and China in 2017.