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

May 18, 2022 US Foods

US Foods Holding Corp. 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’ commitment to bringing foodservice operators a broad assortment of high-quality produce, year-round. It will also expand the portfolio of local farms that US Foods is sourcing from in various markets in support of its growing Serve Local program.

Kalera Announces First Harvest of Lettuce and Microgreens at New Denver Vertical Farm

May 9, 2022 Kalera

Kalera, one of the world’s leading hydroponic indoor vertical farming companies, is celebrating its first harvest of lettuce and microgreens at its new, Aurora, Colorado-based farm located at 18000 E 40th Avenue. The nearly 90,000-square-foot facility will provide Coloradans with 15 million heads of locally grown, nutrient dense greens every year.

Kalera, Global Leader in Indoor Vertical Farming, Turns New Leaf with Branding Relaunch

April 29, 2022 Kalera

Kalera, one of the world’s leading hydroponic indoor vertical farmers, announces its rebrand featuring minimalistic and fresh design elements to complement the company’s premium, clean lettuce and microgreen varieties. The rebrand features a new logo and website design that will attract the general global consumer.

OnePointOne Strawberry Farms Make Market Splash as IMEX Organics Purchases First Vertical Farm with 12 More on the Horizon

April 29, 2022 OnePointOne

Vertical farming is revolutionizing traditional agriculture and OnePointOne is taking it one step further as they bring the most technologically advanced strawberry farms direct to businesses in a big way. They are making an industry turning point as they announce IMEX Organics has purchased their first Opollo™ 3 strawberry farms and are committed to build another 12 farms by the end of 2025. This news comes in rapid succession following their partnership with California Giant Berry Farms and signals the first of many such farms and partnerships of this kind.

Upward Farms Announces Andrew Howell as Vice President of Operations

April 28, 2022 Upward Farms

Upward Farms, the leading organic vertical farming company, has named seasoned supply chain and operations leader Andrew Howell as Vice President of Operations. With more than 20 years of experience in the manufacturing industry, Howell is responsible for overseeing the supply chain strategy on behalf of the company and developing best in class systems to further propel Upward Farms as it enters a new phase of growth. He will report to Jason Green, Chief Executive Officer and Cofounder.