Vertical farming reaches new heights: Q&A with Kalera’s Henner Schwarz

By Jennifer Strailey, The Packer

Earlier this month, indoor vertical farming company Kalera finalized phase one of construction at its newest facility in Singapore. The fully automated indoor farm, which Chief Commercial Officer Henner Schwarz expects will have its first harvest in the third quarter of 2022, is projected to produce 500,000 kilograms, or more than 1.1 million pounds of greens each year.

In the U.S., Kalera operates indoor farms in Atlanta, Denver, Houston and Orlando, Fla. Given growing demand for sustainably farmed, higher-yield produce, Kalera continues to expand with additional farms in Seattle; Columbus, Ohio; Honolulu and St. Paul, Minn., currently under development.

The Packer recently caught up with Schwarz to discuss Kalera’s indoor mega farms and its ambitious plans for the future.

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