DANVILLE, Va. (WSET) — The world leader in indoor vertical farming has announced it is investing $42 million to build in Pittsylvania County, creating more than 90 jobs.
AeroFarms builds and operates environmentally responsible farms throughout the world to enable local production at scale and nourish communities with safe, nutritious, and delicious food.
“We defy traditional growing seasons by enabling local farming at commercial scale all-year round. We set a new standard for traceability by managing our greens from seed to package. And we do it all while using 95% less water than field farmed-food and with yields 390 times higher per square foot annually,” their website reads.
Their technology provides the perfect conditions for plants to thrive.
AeroFarms uses proprietary aeroponic growing technology to produce highly flavorful leafy greens at a rate 390-times more productive than field-grown plants.