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25 Homegrown Food Innovations

From App-Connected Home Gardens to Fresh Food Vending Machines

— May 22, 2014 — Eco
Organic and fresh foods are hard to come by in this age where we're used to going to large grocery stores and buying fruits, vegetables and meats whose origins we don't know.

Thankfully, there are a variety of ways in which people can grow fresh food at home. And no you don't need to have access to your own private farming plot to do this. Advances in fields like hydroponics and the improvement of environmentally friendly growing processes mean you can grow fresh fruits or veggies in your own apartment.

These home gardening solutions vary from thrifty to high-tech as well as in the amount of space they require. There are even a variety of mobile apps and other high-tech solutions to help you grow your own fresh food at home.

For those lacking the time, inclination or energy to put together their own home garden, the next best thing might be vending machines that sell farm-fresh fruits and veggies, or websites that help you locate fresh food grown in your locale.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Illuminated Indoor Gardens
Illuminated Indoor Gardens
Keystone Technologies' LED Garden Saves Space and Energy
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24
Microgreen Growing Kits
Microgreen Growing Kits
The INFARM Greenhouse Kit is Perfect for Kitchen Counters
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23
Train Commuter Gardens
Train Commuter Gardens
The Saradofarm Scheme Lets Train Commuters Garden On-the-Go
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22
Homegrown Food Mechanisms
Homegrown Food Mechanisms
The Windowfarms Project Launches a New Vertical Food Garden
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21
At-Home Farming Manuals
At-Home Farming Manuals
The 'Eliooo' Book Teaches How to Grow Food at Home with Hydroponics
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20
App-Connected Home Gardens
App-Connected Home Gardens
The Niwa Smart Growing System Helps Anybody Have Green Thumbs
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19
Flora Light Filters
Flora Light Filters
The Plant Window Blocks Sunlight and Makes At-Home Gardening Easier
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18
App-Connected Home Gardens (UPDATE)
App-Connected Home Gardens (UPDATE)
Niwa Makes It Easy to Grow Your Own Food at Home
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17
Open Source Indoor Greenhouses
Open Source Indoor Greenhouses
The MEG by Yradia Makes Homegrown Fruits and Vegetables Easier
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16
Miniature Matchbox Gardens
Miniature Matchbox Gardens
Matchcarden Cultivates Tiny Gardens in Miniature Townhouses
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15
Hedgehog Home Garden Accessories
Hedgehog Home Garden Accessories
This Ceramic Animal Planter from West Elm is Eco-Friendly
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14
At-Home Garden Sets
At-Home Garden Sets
The GreenKit by Bubble Design is Made for Urban Dwellers
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13
Bold Blossoming Packaging
Bold Blossoming Packaging
The Origin Seed Envelopes Grow Into Wildflowers When Planted
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12
Minimalist Indoor Garden Kits
Minimalist Indoor Garden Kits
Opus Garten by good3studio llc is Sleek and Simple
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11
Self-Replenishing Home Gardens
Self-Replenishing Home Gardens
The Electrolux Home Garden Gives Users Access to Yearly Herbs
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10
Solar-Powered Plant Pots
Solar-Powered Plant Pots
The Solar Planter Puts Gardening on Auto-Pilot
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9
Kiddy Vegetable-Growing Kits
Kiddy Vegetable-Growing Kits
The Peat Gardening Kit Teaches Children the Importance of Fresh Foods
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8
Futuristic In-Home Garden Systems
Futuristic In-Home Garden Systems
SproutsIO by Jennifer Broutin Farah is Easy and Eco-Friendly
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7
Lush Indoor Gardening Terrariums
Lush Indoor Gardening Terrariums
The Pyramid Terrarium Will Turn Your Home into a Vegetated Oasis
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6
Indoor Gardening Pods
Indoor Gardening Pods
The FreshWall Design System Allows One to Grow Plants Within Their Home
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5
Hexagonal Seedling Branding
Hexagonal Seedling Branding
Park Seed Packaging Appeals to Budding Home Gardeners
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4
Compact Home Farm Kits
Compact Home Farm Kits
The Modular Chicken Coop Enables Backyard Urban Agricultural Setups
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3
Fresh Food Vending Machines
Fresh Food Vending Machines
The Vending Machine Farmer's Market Makes it Easy to Eat Well
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2
Compartmentalized Countertop Gardens
Compartmentalized Countertop Gardens
The Planto System Encourages Domestic Food Production
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1
Hydroponic Indoor Gardens
Hydroponic Indoor Gardens
The Hyundai Kitchen Nano Lets Users Grow Their Own Organic Veggies
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