Not sure if you're still in the Bay Area, if you are, check out this thread.
You mention "home appliance" as a product reference, which is a pre-assembled item designed to last a decade or more and typically under $1000. The technological equivalent to a V2 Food Computer in the commercial industry is similar to Leaf, which cost $3500, and have yet to deliver a product. The market they intend to serve is medicinal cannabis. The cheaper range under $500 like Niwa, or Aerogarden are more similar to our MVP in terms of capability. The third group in this market is Tower Gardens, I bring them up because they're wildly successful, but for a completely different reason and have no computer integration. Their success comes from people having a desire to actually produce an edible amount of food similar to a garden, or for their use in education (5000+ in schools). I will say, if managed properly, they can definitely provide one with more than enough lettuce. I might also add that all of these groupings are pre-assembled (or extremely easy kits) and I would presume they plan to make the bulk of their profits from selling consumables (refills) similar to Kuerig.
One of the things we are discussing is the development of kits for the MVP. This is based upon a clear demand already both locally, and on a larger scale as well. I think this is telling though, that the demand isn't for MVP Food Computers, it's for MVP Food Computer kits. Here's my point: A Food Computer really isn't good for much other than education. That being said, it is an educational tool that can be used for a multitude of curriculums.
Please give your thoughts regarding our current MVP, constructive criticism is extremely appreciated. I looked at your site and it seems like your a 501c3, but your tone sounded like you're interested in commercializing a product, I'm curious your plans for the future. I'd also love to know more about your team (size, experience, goals for the PFC project).