Soli Organic has announced plans to build a high-tech, automated indoor farm and co-located packing facility in the Brooks community in San Antonio, Texas.
The Brooks farm will add 100,000 square feet of growing, including six vertical layers of production capacity and an additional 40,000 square feet of processing, to Soli Organic's nationwide footprint, further enhancing the Company's ability to meet the needs of retailers and end consumers through high-tech farms in strategic locations around the country.
Soli Organic selected San Antonio and the Brooks community as the site of its next farm for its strategic location; the farm will further the Company's ability to serve 3,000 retailers and millions of customers across the fast-growing Texas Triangle and across the Southwest region with more regionally-grown products. The new facility will also provide opportunities for both management and grower talent coming out of a robust university and community college system throughout this vibrant and developing area.
"As Soli Organic continues to grow and scale operations around the country, we couldn't be more excited to be expanding in Texas," said Matt Ryan, Chief Executive Officer of Soli Organic. "We began our transition to indoor farming because we recognized early on some of the coming challenges of traditional outdoor farming, along with its adverse environmental impacts. As record-breaking heat, drought, wildfires, and other extreme weather events take a mounting toll across the Southwest and other parts of the country. We aim to ensure consumers throughout the region have year-round access to the best-tasting, freshest, and most affordable organic produce on the market."
"We are thrilled to continue the momentum at Brooks as we welcome Soli Organic to the thriving 1,308-acre campus. The Company exemplifies innovation, environmental care, and job creation, all of which furthers Brooks' Mission to promote and develop a dynamic, sustainable, and inclusive community by serving as a catalyst for transformative economic development and regional prosperity," said Leo Gomez, Brooks President & CEO.
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