A Florida company plans to build a “vertical farm” in Columbus, part of the company’s effort to become one of the nation’s largest operators of indoor, year-round farms.

Kalera, based in Orlando, plans to build the farm next year on London-Groveport Road near Rickenbacker Airport, said company CEO Daniel Malechuk. The 75,000-square-foot facility is expected to employ 65 workers and grow greens for restaurants, groceries, airports and institutions.

“With most of the nation’s greens grown on the West Coast, we’re thrilled to be able to provide Midwest customers year-round access to hyper-local produce,” Malechuk said.

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