Bosman Van Zaal from the Netherlands is installing a cultivation system and a plant handling system for Shenandoah Growers, a company specializing in commercially advanced indoor agriculture, in their 100,000-square-foot indoor ‘Biofarm’ in Anderson S.C.. The Anderson farm, which is expected to be operational by the second quarter of 2022, will grow USDA-certified organic herbs and leafy greens. The business is expected to create 50 jobs.
Shenandoah Growers is a provider of fresh organic culinary herbs and leafy greens in the USA. “Our newest Biofarm will further enable Shenandoah Growers to deliver what consumers in South Carolina and across the Southeast want: delicious organic produce, grown nearby in an environmentally responsible way, without the usual premium price,” said Shenandoah Growers Inc.
CEO Matt Ryan said: “Looking ahead, there is tremendous opportunity to apply innovation to develop produce aligned with emerging consumer trends, from better flavor and texture to enhanced nutrient content, responsive to the burgeoning ‘food as health’ concept. We thank the state of South Carolina and Anderson County for their partnership and look forward to joining this thriving community.”