Construction on the 96,000-square-foot indoor vertical farm facility in Calgary is all but complete, and the first test crops have been planted.
GoodLeaf Farms planted the microgreens and baby greens to ensure all of the equipment and infrastructure was working with the intent of being in full production in late fall.
Once fully operational, GoodLeaf’s Calgary farm will produce more than two million pounds of fresh, local leafy greens each year – with an expected 40 annual harvests of microgreens and 20 annual harvests of baby greens.
GoodLeaf Farms President and Chief Executive Officer Barry Murchie said this is a significant milestone for GoodLeaf as it creates a national footprint of indoor vertical farms that provide fresh leafy greens that are typically imported to Canada. “As import replacement products, the foods we are providing are critical to our food security and sovereignty. We are excited to begin ramping up production in Calgary to serve markets in Western Canada,” Murchie said.
GoodLeaf Farms grows Micro Radish, Micro Arugula, Micro Broccoli, Micro Asian Blend, Pea Shoots, Spicy Mustard Medley, Baby Spinach, Baby Arugula, Crisp Lettuce, Spring Mix, and a variety of blends.
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