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Kalera’s Newest Vertical Farming Facility In Atlanta Begins Operations

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Last updated on June 13th, 2024 at 03:15 pm

Orlando, Florida-based vertical farming company Kalera has completed construction of its newest facility in Atlanta, Georgia, on-time and on-budget. Its largest farm to date – and the largest vertical farm in the Southeastern U.S. – the facility is 77,000 square feet and has the capacity to produce more than 10 million heads of lettuce per year.

Located in Forest Park, the project was completed in 11 months, thanks in large part to the company’s modular building approach.

Planting has already begun and the first harvest is expected in April, with a gradual production ramp-up over the course of 2021. In the second quarter of the year, Atlanta-area customers, which include foodservice and retail leaders across the region, will begin receiving delivery of Kalera’s locally grown, clean, safe, nutritious, price-stable, long-lasting greens. 

Kalera plans to open five additional large-scale facilities across the U.S. by early 2022, including locations in Houston, Denver, Hawaii, Columbus and Seattle, making it one of the fastest-growing vertical farming organizations in the country. Kalera also recently acquired Vindara Inc., the first company to develop seeds specifically designed for use in vertical indoor farm environments as well as other controlled environment agriculture (CEA) farming methods.

The company is one of the fastest-growing and largest vertical farming companies in the world and a leader in plant science for producing high-quality produce in controlled environments,

Kalera is a technology-driven vertical farming company with unique growing methods combining optimized nutrients and light recipes, precise environmental controls and clean room standards to produce safe, highly nutritious, pesticide-free, non-GMO vegetables with consistent high quality and longer shelf life year-round. The company’s high-yield, automated, data-driven hydroponic production facilities have been designed for rapid rollout with industry-leading payback times to grow vegetables faster, cleaner, at a lower cost and with less environmental impact. To learn more, visit Kalera.com.

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