After four years of research and development, the Stacked Farm's fully automated end-to-end vertical farm will soon be supplying leafy greens to national wholesalers including Sumo Salad, QSR, Dnata, Crown Resorts and Morco Fresh.
This means Stacked Farm's urban-grown produce from Burleigh Heads will be supplied to casinos, in-flight airline catering and retail outlets around Australia, with plans for expansion with new facilities in 2020.
A spokesperson for the company says the facility is likely the first of its kind in the world to be fully automated. "Other vertical farms might have a component of automation but one or two components are done by hand whether that's seeding, cutting or packing," she says.
Stacked Farm CEO Conrad Smith says the farm is commercially viable, scalable and competitive, from seedling through to packaging with leading-edge technology.