• Welcome to Farm66!
  • My Cart (0)


Farm66 updated news

FCE alumnus revitalizes industrial building with indoor farming


Ever dreamt of having your own business and being the boss? Gordon Chi Ho Tam, the Director of Farm66 Investment Ltd., is doing just that. Since graduating from the MSc programme in Sustainable Urban Development in 2011, he has founded a company that grows organic vegetables in an old industrial building in Kwun Tong. Not only does it allow him to follow his passion for nurturing plants, it also breathes new life into a part of town that is known more for its dilapidated industrial buildings than organic farming.

Gordon first discovered his interest for planting in an agricultural laboratory at Washington State University, when he was studying architecture and interior design. Upon his return to Hong Kong, he worked in an architectural firm. He even spent a few years in real estate and asset management, where he made his initial fortune. But he was not seduced by financial success. For him, it is more gratifying to be a farmer, growing healthy vegetables for the next generation of Hong Kong.

According to Gordon, he knew a lot of people in Hong Kong who have developed some form of allergy to the chemicals found in their fruits and vegetables, which mostly come from mainland China. To meet the demand for pesticide-free fresh produce, he decided to begin his own farming venture.

Leasing about 3000 square feet in an industrial building in 2012, he has since transformed the unit into a laboratory for agricultural research. Farm66 is the first to grow a variety of lettuces using an “aquaponics” system that combines aquaculture with hydroponics to create a symbiotic relationship between fish and plant life. A spectrum of LED lighting is applied via “wavelength technology” to increase the photosynthesis for the plants, which are grown without the use of any chemical fertilizers. Developed by Gordon and his research team, the system has already been patented. Growing organic fruits, vegetables, and mushrooms, Farm66 produces about 7 tons of leafy greens per year. Its signature item, the Salad-to-Go cup, as well as other produce, have been marketed to groups and restaurants. They will soon be available in stores like Citysuper. Gordon explains that his end goal is to distribute healthy, fresh, organic produce and promote ‘more veggies, less meat’ to local consumers. His Salad-to-Go cup is his way of replacing processed, packaged foods with an equally convenient, but much healthier option.

These days, Gordon is busy looking into areas where he can expand his flourishing business. A plan to mass produce cups of Salad-to-Go is in the works. He is also sought after as a speaker by schools and organizations interested in hearing him talk about his farm, living a low carbon life-style, and related topics like recycling and global warming. With so many options, his future is virtually unlimited. We wish him all the best.

Farm66 special notice

choose your box here

~ Recipe of the Day ~

  • Fresh carps with tofu soup (two servings)

    Please see chinese version

    Read More
  • Tomatoes with stream rices

    Chinese versions only!

    Read More
  • Fried kingsize oyster mushroom

    Chinese version only.

    Read More
  • Steamed fresh carps

    Please see chinese version

    Read More
  • Veggie burger

    Chinese version only!  

    Read More


Media news

2015-07-07 (Tue)

【RTHK 31】

2017-12-04 (Mon)


2017-11-22 (Wed)


2017-11-22 (Wed)

【Bloomberg】Three Startups That Wowed Jack Ma and Won Alibaba's Backing

2017-11-22 (Wed)

【Metro Daily Hong Kong】News

2017-06-08 (Thu)

【South China Morning Post】Farm66 to be awarded the 2016 HKAI

2016-12-14 (Wed)

Honoured at 2016 Hong Kong Awards for Industries(HKAI)

2016-12-13 (Tue)

2016 Anniversary Dinner of International Food Safety Association (IFSA)

2016-11-26 (Sat)

Seminar - PAOC Ka Chi Sec school

2016-11-13 (Sun)

Green week @ Hactl

2016-11-07 (Mon)

Angel's Heart

2016-03-08 (Tue)

Farm Fest 2016

2016-01-07 (Thu)

Honoured at 2015 Hong Kong Awards for Industries(HKAI)

2015-12-14 (Mon)

PolyU Green Campus【VeggieLicious】

2015-11-25 (Wed)

CarbonSmart Achiever Awards Presentation Ceremony

2015-10-07 (Wed)

【Carbon Care Inn Lab】- InnoFriday Talk 3

2015-09-04 (Fri)


2015-08-20 (Thu)

【Radio 881】

2015-08-20 (Thu)


2015-08-15 (Sat)


2015-08-12 (Wed)


2015-08-12 (Wed)

【Oriental Daily News】news

2015-07-21 (Tue)

TVB interview

2015-07-15 (Wed)

PolyU BRE x Farm66 Urban Aquaponics & Plant Factory Seminar

2015-07-09 (Thu)


2015-06-26 (Fri)

Green Friday @ Hang Seng Office

2015-06-26 (Fri)

【Apple Daily】Aquaponic news

2015-06-08 (Mon)

Low-Carbon Living Seminer - Sacred Heart Canossian College

2015-05-13 (Wed)

【The Daily NNA】news

2015-05-06 (Wed)

【Oriental Daily News】news

2015-04-28 (Tue)

【Oriental Daily News】news 2

2015-04-28 (Tue)

【citysuper】Another way to Farm

2015-03-26 (Thu)

PolyU Alumni Carnival

2015-02-28 (Sat)

Ming Pao Weekly

2015-02-21 (Sat)

【Takungpao】Aquaponics Farming

2015-02-16 (Mon)

Farm Fest 2015

2015-01-23 (Fri)

San Francisco OpenSky Radio

2015-01-09 (Fri)

International day @ YMCA of Hong Kong Christian College

2014-12-13 (Sat)

100% Hong Kong Wine

2014-12-08 (Mon)

Special order for best wish and congratulations on all students' graduation in 2014

2014-12-05 (Fri)


2014-11-19 (Wed)

Salad Day for Hip Shing Hong

2014-11-10 (Mon)

Green Friday@ Duty Free Shop

2014-10-31 (Fri)

CarbonCare Label 2014 Award Ceremony

2014-10-23 (Thu)

Hong Kong Newspaper Hawker Association

2014-10-21 (Tue)


2014-10-20 (Mon)

TV show from Hubei

2014-10-20 (Mon)

Green Friday@ HKPC

2014-10-13 (Mon)


2014-09-05 (Fri)

Goodshow for Farm66

2014-08-28 (Thu)

Green Monday - Salad Day

2014-08-26 (Tue)

Food Expo with Poland chef

2014-08-15 (Fri)

Green Living Seminar in NWCSS Nam Wah Catholic Secondary School

2014-05-12 (Mon)

FCE alumnus revitalizes industrial building with indoor farming

2014-05-01 (Thu)

Cooperate with NWCSS Nam Wah Catholic Secondary School for activities

2014-05-01 (Thu)

【HKEJ】Plant factory, originc vegetable, modern farming

2014-04-23 (Wed)

Conference explores sustainability in agriculture, fishery industries

2014-03-19 (Wed)

【Mingpao】Aquaponics Farming, wavelength technology

2014-02-28 (Fri)

【Mingpao】Wholesome Veggies Salad Cup

2014-02-28 (Fri)

Farm Fest 2014

2014-01-10 (Fri)

Green Living Seminer for MTR

2013-12-09 (Mon)

Green Living Seminer for Yan Fok Church

2013-10-27 (Sun)