Tiger Corner Farms’ aeroponic farming systems prove that eating farm to table is not some halcyon, hippie dream. In fact, TCF, local farmers Vertical Roots, and Dockery’s on Daniel Island take the dream to an even sweeter reality. They provide diners with container-to-table leafy greens, grown a stone’s throw from the restaurant’s dining room.
Last night at Lowcountry Local First’s May mixer, LLF members and first-timers were treated to the coolest science fair this side of sixth grade. With Dockery’s in-house brews flowing, mixers mingled with Tiger Corner Farms, Vertical Roots, and Boxcar Central — the software development company that provides the integrated platform sensors, controllers, and business software to the indoor farming market — employees. The lettuce that Dockery’s uses in their salads, from arugula to butter lettuce, is grown by Vertical Roots in TCF containers run by Boxcar Central software. Pretty neat, huh?