A startup called 'Terreform' is capitalizing on the boom in urban gardening with a modular farm called the 'Cricket Shelter.' While there are many urban gardening kits on the market, this product differs in that it is designed for raising crickets instead of growing vegetables.
The Cricket Shelter is a modular structure that helps consumers raise free-range crickets in the heart of the city. The inside of the structure is fitted with a series of pods that can house up to 22,000 crickets at a time. The pods are easy to clean and consumers can harvest the crickets simply by turning a dial on the front of each unit. The outside of the structure is also designed for cricket-rearing with an advanced ventilation system for sucking out stale air.
While the idea of raising crickets may sound unusual, the urban insect farm caters to the growing number of consumers turning to cricket protein as a healthy and sustainable alternative to beef or chicken.