Plenty partners with Driscoll’s to build world’s largest vertical farm
Plenty and Driscolls are to construct the world’s most advanced indoor farm campus on 120 acres of land near Richmond, Virginia (US). The project is aimed at supplying fresh, healthy produce to the East Coast throughout the year. Plenty plans to deploy several large-scale vertical farms on the campus in the coming years, with a potential annual production capacity exceeding 10 million kg across multiple crops including strawberries, leafy greens and tomatoes.
“Through more than a decade of investment in research and development Plenty has cracked the code on a scalable platform that makes indoor farming increasingly economical,” said Arama Kukutai, CEO of Plenty.
The campus’ first farm will grow Driscoll’s strawberries, and will be the first in the world to grow indoor, vertically farmed berries at scale. The farm is designed to grow more than 2 million kg of strawberries annually.