US (CA): Compton's new indoor vertical farm brings fresh produce, more jobs to city

A new indoor farm in the city of Compton was officially unveiled Thursday and is set to provide more access to fresh food while bringing more jobs to the city.

Plenty, which specializes in indoor vertical farms, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening of the Plenty Compton Farm, which is being described as "the world's most technologically advanced indoor vertical farm."

The company said it's designed to grow up to 4.5 million pounds of leafy greens annually in a single city block.

"Plenty is an indoor growing company, so we grow plants inside without the sun in controlled environments," said Plenty CEO Arama Kukutai. "We are producing leafy greens, and we also produce tomatoes, in the future, we'll be producing strawberries and other fruit and produce."


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