Square Roots indoor farm opens at Gordon Food Service

Square Roots indoor farm opens at Gordon Food Service

Square Roots is officially opening its newest indoor farm at the headquarters of Gordon Food Service in Wyoming, Mich.

At a Sept. 30 ceremony, Square Roots celebrated the beginning of a strategic partnership with the foodservice company, with similar “farms” planned at or near other Gordon Food Service locations.

Square Roots’ indoor farms are cloud-connected, and the scalable farm-tech platforms allows the company to replicate the modules faster as it plans to expand.

Brian Mitchell, who most recently worked at an 87,000 square-foot indoor aquaponic facility in Minnesota, is the farm manager at the Gordon Food Service site. Assistant farm managers are Lauren Neigarth, a horticulture major from Michigan State University, and Eli Zimmer, from Square Roots’ Brooklyn, N.Y. facility.

Square Roots’ Next-Gen Farmer Training Program is “empowering thousands of next-gen leaders in urban farming,” according to a news release.

Thousands of people have applied to the training program, according to the release.

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