We grow oyster and shiitake mushrooms in our purpose-built indoor farm in Manchester, and deliver them to local restaurants within one hour of harvest.
We grow food with a purpose; to drastically reduce food miles and bring food production back to local communities. We’re using small urban spaces to grow incredibly fresh, great tasting food, and selling to restaurants in the city who share our passion for locally-sourced produce.
Dien and Gareth met at the University of Manchester where they both became interested in cities and sustainability. They wrote dissertations which focused on the technical and socio-economic aspects of indoor farming, and later decided to test their theoretical knowledge in the real world. They founded Hive Urban Farms in April 2017, with a vision of bring people and food closer together. Their indoor mushroom farm is the beginning of a much larger vision to make cities more self-sustainable, by combining various indoor farming methods like hydroponics, aeroponics, aquaponics and mushroom production.