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Commercial strawberry indoor vertical farm planned by Driscoll’s, Plenty

One year after announcing their joint research and development work to grow strawberries indoors, Driscoll's and Plenty Unlimited Inc. are expanding their relationship to build a new indoor vertical farm dedicated exclusively to strawberries. After... more »

Sakata Seed America launches CEA-focused website

Sakata Seed America has officially launched a comprehensive website detailing specifics of Sakata’s CEA product offerings. In 2019, Sakata Seed America became a leader in the breeding world to pivot focus for an array of existing... more »

Duncan Family Farms and Agbotic plan distributed SmartFarms

Duncan Family Farms (DFF), one of North America's largest growers of organic leafy greens and herbs, and Agbotic, a leader in automation for organic, soil greenhouses, announced Feb. 18 their intent to jointly build and... more »

BrightFarms adds salad kits to product lineup

Irvington, New York-based BrightFarms, a supplier of indoor-grown leafy greens, today announced the launch of “Crunch Kits,” a premium new salad kit option. Two initial kit varieties, Chickpea Caesar and Sunny Bacon, will be available... more »

Square Roots opens farm in Kenosha, Wisconsin; expanding in Midwest

Square Roots, a technology company in indoor farming, and Gordon Food Service, a food distributor in North America, announced Jan. 26 the opening of a new climate-controlled, indoor farm in Kenosha, Wisconsin. “Our partnership with... more »

Plenty to sell complete farms directly to partners 

South San Francisco, California-based Plenty Unlimited Inc., an indoor, vertical farming technology company that can grow clean produce year-round, anywhere in the world, announced Jan. 25 it has secured $400 million in a Series E... more »

Upward Farms announces ‘world’s largest’ indoor vertical farm

Indoor aquaponic vertical farming company Upward Farms announced Jan. 18 plans to add what will be "the world’s largest vertical farm" to its network, according to a news release. The new 250,000-square-foot facility, located in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania,... more »

Hydroponic berry growing operation sets up shop in Ontario

Ever Tru Farms, a new Ontario-based and entirely vertically integrated berry producer of scale, has entered the market in a way that will revolutionize the strawberry market in North America. Ever Tru Farms will launch with its first crop this March, using a sustainable hydroponic growing process that leads to a better, more consistent,... more »

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