Growing the Economy
Wednesday, January 04, 2017
The Cowboy State may be known for its agricultural heritage, but today’s farms and ranches are constantly innovating. Food production looks markedly different than it did just a few decades ago.
Vertical Harvest, in Jackson, celebrated its first year of production at the end of 2016. The vertical greenhouse is a 13,500 square feet and three-story facility located next to a parking garage. The setup, with growing carousels and an efficient design, allows one tenth of an acre to grow produce equivalent to five acres of traditional agriculture.
Although the greenhouse sells locally grown, fresh vegetables year round to Jackson area restaurants, grocery...