Rome wasn’t built in a day, but Square Roots can grow basil in 26.
The indoor, hydroponic farming company opened its first Kentucky location in Shepherdsville on the Gordon Food Services (GFS) campus yesterday — thanks to its direct partnership with the food distribution business.
The 15,000-sqft facility, made up of 20 climate-controlled shipping containers called grow zones, produces herbs, microgreens, and lettuces year round. All these products will be available to surrounding communities, including Louisville.
The new farm is Square Roots’ most advanced yet. Using its smart-farm technology, the company can create multiple climates within the facility which can all be controlled via a phone app. Plus, its modular design allows it to use less land and water than conventional farms.
Once plants reach maturity, Square Roots packages the green goods which will be distributed by GFS to restaurants and businesses. You can find Square Roots herbs + salad mixes at 7+ Derby City stores.