Wyoming-based Vertical Harvest has hit the halfway mark in the $80 million build-out of a vertical farming venture in Westbrook.
Vertical Harvest is creating an urban solution to feed local people by using a controlled environment to nurture vertically-grown agriculture, allowing communities to harvest vegetables year-round.
“In the context of the New England food vision, which is the effort to try and increase the amount of locally grown produce to 30% by the year 2030,” said CEO Nona Yehia and co-founder, “how can we create alternatives to providing fresh produce for communities? I think that is what Vertical Harvest has set out to do to really bolster the local food economy.”
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