After investing $42 million and breaking ground last year, AeroFarms, held a tour of the upcoming facility in the Cane Creek Centre Friday. CEO David Rosenburg gave some insight with the facility will be used for.
“We’re going to focus on leafy greens, kale, arugula, etc. Our process is “What’s the best a plant can be? How do you give the plant what it wants to be the best? And what’s the best way to deliver that? We’re bringing a lot of new varieties to the marketplace that people can enjoy they don’t typically experience and help develop that curiosity or excitement around what’s the healthiest of all the food groups,” he says.
Associate Marketing Director Emily Gee goes into a little more detail. “We are fundamentally transforming agriculture by growing flavorful, safe, healthy food all year round in an environmentally sustainable and socially responsible way,” she states. “It’s the “how” not just the “want” that is important to us. We firmly believe in using the business as a force for good, and put people, planet and purpose first in every aspect of our business. AeroFarms is proud to be the first indoor vertical farm to become Certified B Corporation.”
“By growing and harvesting in our controlled environment, we are able to optimize growing for flavor,” she says. “The unique way we grow indoors allows us to create the perfect conditions for healthy plants to thrive. Each plant is given a special growing algorithm of lights, nutrients, temperature plus other unique stressors allowing us to grow for flavor first, so we can deliver the highest quality produce to our customers.”
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