Plenty has opened the Plenty Compton Farm – a technologically advanced indoor vertical farm, designed to grow up to 4.5 million pounds of leafy greens annually in a single city block in Compton, California.
According to a news release, the farm is made possible by dozens of Plenty’s patent assets, including the company’s 3D vertical architecture that drives its yield of up to 350 times the yield per acre of a conventional farm.
“After investing nearly a decade into research and development, Plenty has cracked the code on a scalable platform for indoor farming,” said Plenty CEO Arama Kukutai. “With Plenty’s first commercial farm, we’re proving that our uniquely vertical indoor farms can deliver a reliable, year-round supply of fresh produce with positive unit economics.”
Plenty grows in 3D – on vertical towers nearly two stories high. The company states this architecture makes indoor farming increasingly efficient, growing more produce in less space and easily automating every step of growing from planting to harvest.
The Plenty Compton Farm is initially growing four varieties of leafy greens: baby arugula, baby kale, crispy lettuce and curly baby spinach, Plenty’s newest product that just launched out of Compton.
Plenty’s CEO Arama Kukutai is a co-founder of Finistere Ventures, a firm dedicated to ag-tech investments. New AG International interviewed Kukutai for the JUNE 2020 issue. Read here.