Trevor and Kay Ferguson started their urban hydroponic farm in Richmond in 2016 and have big expansion plans in the work. The farm is already spread over two locations, which includes 7 acres in Varina where they grow the strawberries and other produce. A mechanical engineer turned farmer, Trevor first became interested in hydroponics when his daughter begged for perfect strawberries. He has since turned to microgreens, herbs, and other leafy greens. Creating an innovative and dynamic growing system, Trevor has rigged moving lights, vertical growers, and uses a weekly rotating system to maximize growth. Nouveau is one of the few farms in central Richmond to be USDA Harmonized GAP certificated; a high level of food safety certification. They take pride in growing pesticide free, non-GMO, and the freshest produce possible. Nouveau is a seed-to sales urban farm, connecting people in cities to local food, by selling fresh herbs, greens, microgreens and strawberries to grocery stores, restaurants and distributors in the same communities as our farms. They also aspire to develop a platform that other local farmers can use to get their products to market efficiently.