Square Roots and Gordon Food Service, a food distributor in North America, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate their new indoor farm opening in Michigan, taking another step to expand a shared vision to build indoor farms together across the continent.
“In partnering with Square Roots, we are delivering on our ambitions to make nutritious, local produce available to everyone, throughout the year, regardless of the local climate,” said Rich Wolowski, CEO of Gordon Food Service.
“This new indoor farm in Michigan means we can grow delicious, local food, all year round, in responsible ways,” said Tobias Peggs, Co-Founder, and CEO at Square Roots.
He continued, "We have a roadmap to build additional indoor farms across the continent with Gordon Food Service, as we work to ensure that the future of food can be good for people and the planet, as well as good business."
From left to right: Kimbal Musk, Square Roots Co-Founder & Executive Chairman; Tobias Peggs, Square Roots Co-Founder & CEO; and Rich Wolowski, President & Chief Executive Officer of Gordon Food Service (GFS).
Located at the Gordon Food Service headquarters in Wyoming, Michigan, the new farm was deployed in just 3 months using Square Roots’ modular, smart-farm technology platform. Inside the farm, Square Roots uses its proprietary, cloud-connected software to constantly monitor and control multiple climates, enabling its farmers to grow a wide range of crops to meet a variety of local market needs.
In addition to its farming operations, Square Roots continues to invest in the Midwest; they have recently opened a 5,000 square foot manufacturing facility in the region, where they now create and assemble key components for future farms.