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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 […]

Vertical Farming Leader Expands Into the Rockies

By Greenhouse Grower Kalera, one of the world’s leading hydroponic indoor vertical farming companies, has opened a new farm in Denver. The nearly 90,000-square-foot facility is the company’s fifth domestic farm, joining a U.S. footprint that includes farms in Atlanta and Houston, as well as two in Orlando.  Globally, Kalera operates farms in Munich and Kuwait […]

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 […]

Kalera Opens New “Mile High” Vertical Farming Facility in Denver

Global leader in vertical farming brings fresh produce to urban residents, continues its rapid domestic and global growth ORLANDO, Fla., April 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Colorado residents will soon be able to shop local for lettuce and microgreens from Kalera, one of the world’s leading hydroponic indoor vertical farming companies, thanks to the opening of the company’s new Denver farm. The nearly 90,000-square-foot […]

Kalera builds vertical mega-farm in Singapore

By Liam O’Callaghan, FruitNet.com Kalera has finalised phase one of construction for its new fully-automated, multi-layered vertical mega-farm in Singapore. The US-headquartered vertical farming specialist has now completed the core structure of the facility located at the Changi Logistics Centre. Henner Schwarz, chief commercial officer of Kalera, said the farm will allow crops to grow […]

Future Crops Nabs Tencent Investment As Vertical Farming Sector Grows

By Chris Metinko, senior reporter for Crunchbase News Vertical farming seems to have taken root in the heart of investors—with Netherlands-based Future Crops being the latest agtech company to cash in. In January, South San Francisco, California-based farming startup Plenty sprouted a $400 million Series E led by new investors One Madison Group and JS Capital. The round also included participation from strategic partner Walmart and […]