Sky High Farming in the Mile High City

By Amy Antonation, DiningOut

Colorado’s growing season is notoriously short—at least when you’re growing outdoors and subject to the whims of vast temperature swings, cold nights, devastating hail, and, of course, persistent drought. Hydroponic farming, or farming done without soil, definitely isn’t new in the Mile High (or anywhere else in our state). But its association with weed is waning as more large-scale greens growers—we mean lettuce, y’all—are taking root. Kalera, a vertical-farm behemoth with operations in three countries plus three U.S. states, has taken root in Denver, with its first harvest scheduled for May 2.

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