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MISSION STATEMENT


Brick Street Farms is a boutique, artisan urban farm that offers hyper-fresh produce grown in the heart of the city.  We are redefining local food supply with modern software applications and technology. We will promote environmental integrity and strong communities through locally and sustainably produced nutritious food.

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MISSION STATEMENT


Brick Street Farms is a boutique, artisan urban farm that offers hyper-fresh produce grown in the heart of the city.  We are redefining local food supply with modern software applications and technology. We will promote environmental integrity and strong communities through locally and sustainably produced nutritious food.

Brick Street Farms completely redefines what it means to farm by enabling true year-round production in a portable, controlled environment that minimizes and eliminates waste, pesticide use, and resource depletion, while maximizing taste, nutrition, and yield.

Brick Street Farms completely redefines what it means to farm, even in an urban city setting, enabling true year-round production in a portable, controlled environment that minimizes and eliminates waste, pesticide use, and resource depletion, while maximizing taste, nutrition, and yield.  With nearly automated, environmentally-controlled indoor hydroponic farms, we cultivate and harvest leafy greens and herbs by growing vertically, allowing us to minimize our carbon footprint and provide our local communities truly nutritious food that did not comes from thousands of miles away.

 
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OUR STORY


OUR STORY


Owners Shannon O'Malley and Brad Doyle met on a Christmas morning run on Bayshore Blvd. in Tampa, FL in 2011.  Wanting a change in pace and environment, a move to downtown St. Pete is what started them down the path of having a love for local.  Both dreamed of one day owning their own business but it wasn't until a small backyard experiment in hydroponic growing of lettuces and kales began to literally grow roots into what would one day become Brick Street Farms.  With Shannon's passion for health conscience local foods and both their passion for technology as a solution to almost any problem, an idea began to stir in Shannon's creative mind.  Our backyard greens continued dying due to the tremendous Florida heat and humidity.  We couldn't find the quality we wanted for most of the year.  Building a permanent indoor structure was too cost prohibitive.  Enter the up-cycled refrigerated shipping containers.

We purchased a very run-down, industrial zoned, piece of property in the heart of the Grand Central Arts and Warehouse Districts that had been a junk yard for the better part of 30 years with no running water or electricity for decades.  After an intensive environmental inspection process on the land, business and financial investors planning, city building and zoning hurdles to overcome, and clearing the property of 30 years of negligence, our 3 up-cycled container growing facilities landed on-site in August of 2016.  Water hooks up with a garden hose, electric hooks up like a plug-in electric stove and we were off and growing in October 2016. Future plans include expanded growing capacity to upwards of 14 containers on-site stacked 2 high with a catwalk and lift to access the second level.  Additionally, a shipping container permanent structure in the northeast corner of the property that houses a chef style kitchen and outdoor/indoor entertainment space for special events such as farm-to-table dinners featuring guest chefs from the local and regional areas.

 
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SHANNON O'MALLEY

Mrs. O’Malley is an accomplished former Senior Project Manager at Duke Energy, Director at Nextel International and an Information Technology Educator at the University of South Florida.  She has directly managed many IT projects with budgets exceeding $100 million and is currently an IT Senior Manager at a local St. Petersburg headquartered national business.

 

 
 
 

BRADLEY DOYLE

Mr. Doyle has 13 years of combined experience in outside sales and large-scale IT systems implementations for financial and utilities industry clients.  His prior professional life before technology projects focused on delivering supply solutions to medical facilities and payroll and human resource solutions to various types of small businesses.  He is currently an IT Project Delivery Lead at a local St. Pete company where he leads teams of professionals implementing energy efficiency application and hardware solutions.