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Urban Barns in Discussions With International Hospitality Provider

LANGLEY, British Columbia, Jan. 14, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- URBAN BARNS FOODS INC. (URBF.QB) ("the Company" or "URBAN BARNS"), today announced high level visitations to the growing facility to discuss nutritional values and production capacity.

Recently we announced our Langley, British Columbia location was put into full swing to grow Boston Butter Lettuce, Spinach, Basil, Cilantro, various herbs, and various varieties that constitute Spring Mix. Potential key customers visited the farm to observe our first commercial crop.

Topics discussed included the nutritional value of the plants grown using our Cubic Growing system with additional focuses on custom production of lettuce to be grown in bulk for high end hospitality banquets and unique varieties to feature on restaurant menus.

Richard Groome, President of Urban Barns Foods Canada said "We have now entered into advanced discussions to utilize our entire capacity for one food and beverage hospitality chain." Groome added, "With just our first potential customer we are enthused that we could scale our production and roll out our proprietary Cubic Farming method world-wide."

About Urban Barns Foods Inc.

Urban Barns uses patent pending proprietary equipment to produce affordable vegetables in a secure and controlled indoor environment. By setting up subsidiary facilities and growing locally, Urban Barns can focus on supplying any community, irrespective of the regional climate, effectively reducing shipping times and related spoilage costs. Urban Barns has the unique ability to scale and cater to the demands of all major communities. Our commitment to our consumers is reflected through our motto, "Purely Fresh, Naturally Tasty, and Completely Healthy". The websites www.urbanbarns.com and www.urbanbarnsfoods.com are registered trademarks and Cubic Farming and Cubic Agriculture are copyright of Urban Barns. All other company and product names mentioned are used only for identification purposes and may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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