Square Roots and Gordon Food Service announced the opening of a new climate-controlled, indoor farm in Springfield, Ohio. “Our partnership with Gordon Food Service, combined with our scalable smart-farm technology platform, means Square Roots is able to rapidly open a number of new indoor farms this year,” said Tobias Peggs, Co-Founder and CEO of Square Roots.
“With this new facility in Springfield, we are now making locally-grown food available, all year, to new consumers across Ohio, while also creating exciting jobs in the community.” “The new farm we’ve announced with Square Roots in Springfield accelerates our shared vision to build more indoor farms together across the continent,” said Rich Wolowski, President and CEO of Gordon Food Service.
“Together, we are enabling local food at a global scale, meeting the rising demand for produce that is fresher, responsibly grown, and traceable from seed to shelf.” Springfield is the second new farm Square Roots has opened in 2022, following the recently announced opening in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Square Roots is recruiting locally in Springfield and the surrounding areas and on May 19, the company will host a virtual job fair to help Ohio-based job seekers looking to learn more about opportunities in the high-tech agriculture industry.