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New indoor, vertical farm in Aurora offers look at high-tech future for food production

By Judith Kohler, The Denver Post The big, blocky building just north of Interstate 70 looks like all the other big, blocky buildings along a commercial and industrial strip in Aurora. Visitors have to scrub up, put on masks, hair nets and lab coats and walk on an antimicrobial mat before entering a massive clean […]

US Foods to source restaurant greens from hydroponic vertical grower Kalera

Rosemont, Ill.-based US Foods Holding Corp. will source greens for its foodservice operators from Orlando, Fla.-based Kalera, a hydroponic indoor vertical farming company — the largest vertical farming partnership for US Foods to date. The agreement will expand the portfolio of local farms that US Foods is sourcing from in various markets for its Serve […]

Florida company opens Colorado’s largest vertical farm

AURORA (KDVR) — A Florida-based vertical farming company called Kalera just opened the largest vertical farm in Colorado. It looks like something out of a James Bond movie. But it is not. “This is vertical farming,” said Aric Nissen, the chief marketing officer for Kalera. “Vertical farming is growing food up in stacks.” Watch Segment

Denver has a new farm facility that’s growing thousands of non-GMO lettuce and microgreens

Kalera the new farm is located in Aurora is now providing Coloradoans clean greens that are grown sustainably. Using recycled water, Kalera uses 95% less water than traditional farms, which is great for our state that is experiencing severe drought. Aric Nissen, CMO with Kalera says that indoor vertical farming does not require the use of […]

US Foods Partners With Vertical Farming Innovator Kalera® to Expand Its Local and Sustainable Fresh Produce Portfolio

National Vertical Farming Partnership for US Foods Brings Consistent Year-Round Availability of High-Quality Leafy Greens to Customers ROSEMONT, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE: USFD) today announced a strategic agreement with Kalera®, one of the world’s leading hydroponic indoor vertical farming companies. This is US Foods’ largest vertical farming relationship to date. The agreement underscores US Foods’ […]

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 […]