City Roots, a family-owned urban farm and agribusiness destination, today announced plans to expand operations in Richland County. The company's $4.4 million investment will create 60 new jobs over the next five years.
Established in 2009, City Roots serves top restaurants, chefs, grocery retailers, and food distributors across the Southeast. From microgreens to baby herbs, City Roots produces fresh, organic vegetables locally. Known for sustainable farming, City Roots strives to educate the community through farm tours – incorporating the benefits of environmentally friendly farming practices.
Located at 1630 Longwood Road in Columbia, City Roots' expansion to a new site will allow the company to create a microgreen-integrated production facility. The operation will include a state-of-the-art greenhouse structure, which will be open for agricultural tours and workshops for new and beginning farmers. The site will also include a solar farm that will provide energy for the facility's needs.
"City Roots is excited to expand its organic farm and greenhouse production in Richland County. The new facility will be highly efficient and sustainable and will continue to employ and feed people in our local community," said City Roots Co-Founder Eric McClam.
"City Roots is another testament that agribusiness in South Carolina continues to flourish. We are proud that a family-owned business such as City Roots continues to grow in Richland County, and we congratulate them on their $4.4 million investment and the 60 new jobs that they will create," said Governor. Henry McMaster.
"We are excited that City Roots continues to thrive throughout the Richland County community and beyond. City Roots' innovative approach to urban farming and agribusiness education is to be commended, and we look forward to their continued positive impact," said Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III.
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