US vertical farming company Upward Farms has announced plans to expand its indoor farming network with a large-scale facility.
The company claims its new 250,000-square-foot facility will be the “world’s largest” vertical farm, and will provide fresh, locally sourced microgreens and sustainably raised hybrid striped bass to consumers throughout the northeast and beyond.
The facility will conserve more than 100 million gallons of water and more than 120 acres of land on an annual basis, and eliminate 1.7 million food transportation miles per year.
The indoor farm, located in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, will be completed and fully operational by early 2023.
Dennis Davin, department of community and economic development secretary, commented: “I am pleased Upward Farms has decided to make Luzerne County the home of their new vertical farm. The commonwealth has deep roots in the agribusiness industry and is known for having a spirit of innovation. This, along with our prime northeast location, makes Pennsylvania an excellent choice for the world’s largest vertical farm”.
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