US (AK): Indoor produce sprouts in Anchorage

A new indoor farm at 1207 E. 73rd Ave. in South Anchorage is building a devoted clientele eager for tasty lettuce, herbs and other greens, especially in winter when grocery stores can run low on quality produce.

Anchorage Greens is an expansion of Juneau Greens, a similar business in the state’s capital, said Trevor Kirchhoff, who co-owns the businesses with John Krapek.
In the back of Anchorage Greens’ warehouse, a vivid green garden grows in a hydroponic system. Racks of plants sit in nutrient-filled water under LED lights.

The first plants were harvested in November. Customers can subscribe to the Greens Bag program, a weekly rotating menu of lettuces and herbs including basil, cilantro and red-veined sorrel. Kirchhoff said customers can also buy items individually.

The store features hard-to-find veggies such as purple-leafed basil, a colorful take on the herb.

Anchorage Greens has done no advertising, Kirchhoff said. Clients are learning about it through word of mouth.

Read more at Anchorage Daily News (Alex DeMarban)

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