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US (OH): Urban farm flourishes in former tire plant

Jacob Craine, Vincent Peterson and Mark Preston are the founders of Vigeo Gardens, which sits on the third floor of Akron's former B.F. Goodrich tire plant. The business can be easily spotted as it's custom-made blue and red LED lights transform its space into a magenta-like color.



Vigeo specializes in growing hydroponic lettuce, hydroponic basil and microgreens. The produce is then sold to local restaurants in Akron, Cleveland and surrounding areas. The company recently landed a deal with Quicken Loans Arena to supply fresh produce to private chefs for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Read more at WKYC (Amani Abraham)

Publication date: 1/22/2018

 


 

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