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Boar's Head Resort Debuts New Hydroponic Garden

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Boar's Head unveiled its new hydroponic farm on Tuesday morning. Boar's Head unveiled its new hydroponic farm on Tuesday morning.
The garden will be used to grow produce for meals at the Mill Room Restaurant. The garden will be used to grow produce for meals at the Mill Room Restaurant.
The garden was put in Boar's Head Resort's Trout House. The garden was put in Boar's Head Resort's Trout House.
The system was installed by local startup Babylon Micro-Farms, which also has a system at Three Notch'd Brewery. The system was installed by local startup Babylon Micro-Farms, which also has a system at Three Notch'd Brewery.
ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) -

A state-of-the-art produce garden was unveiled at the Boar’s Head Resort on Tuesday morning in Albemarle County.

The new hydroponic garden is used to grow fresh produce inside the historic Trout House at the resort. The project took three months to complete and is meant to give people a new look at food.

“It really takes the whole farm-to-table concept to a different level because we’re going to invite our guests to actually come down, see how the produce is actually made for them, and harvest it and then put it right on the plate with them,” said Russ Cronberg, general manager of Boar’s Head.

The garden was installed by Babylon Micro-Farms, a startup company from Charlottesville that has also installed its systems at Three Notch'd Brewery and UVA's O-Hill Dining Hall. In August, Babylon CEO Alex Olesen said Boar's Head would be first in North America to have their own private hydroponic farm.

The hydroponic garden is one of several major renovations going on at the resort's Old Mill Room restaurant. These renovations could be complete as early as February.