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CAN (BC): Indoor, vertical style a growing success for this west coast grower

West Village Farms, based in East Vancouver, is about a year into selling its lettuce and microgreens at high-end grocers in Oregon and Washington, including New Seasons and Chuck’s Produce, where a plastic container retails for $4.99. The young company is in a state of rapid growth as it works its way into more stores on the West Coast.

In October, the farm began harvesting three times a week, up from twice, to get fresher products to customers. It’s also seeing double or triple revenue growth each month, Ken Kaneko, the CEO of West Village Farms, said.

“Compared to last year, we made 80 times more,” he said of the revenue. “But we’re still in the infant stages of the company.”

Kaneko expects to expand operations inside West Village Farm‘s rented space at 18110 S.E. 34th St. It’s using a little more than half its 25,000-square-foot space and plans to be at full capacity by the first quarter of 2020.

Read the full article at The Columbian (Will Campbell)

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