Vertical will change the world.

Let’s kickstart the future of sustainable nourishment: Cleaner than organic. Healthier than traditional. Fresher and closer than other greens.

10+ years of growing with the challenge

In 2010, a team of scientists and engineers, the Eco Convergence Group Inc., envisioned and developed a green city of the future in central Florida. Looking into ways to drive sustainability forward in an urban context, they identified vertical farming as one of the key technologies.

In 2018, this effort culminated in the first vertical farm in the hospitality industry, the HyCube™ at the Orlando World Center Marriott® – and just one year later, the first larger farm under our new name “Kalera” opened also in Orlando.

Founder Dr. Cristian Toma is still with Kalera today and serves as its Chief Science Officer. 

From local solution to global success

Once pioneers, we consider ourselves now as the spearhead of the third wave of farming: In March 2020, we opened a second, larger-scale farm in Atlanta, Georgia. 2021 saw the opening of Houston, Texas with very positive reactions by local communities.

This year we have already opened Denver, Colorado and strive to open four additional farms in the US in the months to come.

Via our merger with &ever in 2021, we now also operate farms in Germany and Kuwait and have a a mega-farm opening in Singapore in 2022. The first global network of vertical farms in the industry.  

Driven to transform the traditional food system

At Kalera, we are driven by our belief that vertical farming can play an important role in the coming years to secure access to fresh produce for a growing world population that is faced with climate change, reduction of fertile farmland, and soil erosion.

We also see the need to replace the current traditional system of transporting produce around the country rather than focusing on locally grown, fresh, and flavorful produce.

Cleaner greens are better greens

Vertical farming allows us to keep things clean. No big machines plowing earth around, no insects or animals populating the fields, no chemicals. Hence, no washing is needed, and our greens stay fresh longer. Perfect conditions for a perfect product.

Out plants grow undisturbed by pests, temperature swings, or pesticides and deliver accordingly: With a rich flavor and a 50% or more increase in proteins, vitamins, and minerals compared to organic greens of the same variety (source). They also have a significantly higher dry matter which means you are buying less water. The result? A tastier, more nutritional product.

Our products are grown locally – that means they’ll come to you fresher, crunchier and with a way smaller environmental footprint saving land, water and CO₂ due to dramatically reduced distances to market. This allows us to serve our local communities, chefs and markets with accessible and affordable greens.