Vertical farm business brisk as COVID-19 sparks demand for local produce

Vertical farm business brisk as COVID-19 sparks demand for local produce

Kale and lettuce are favorites as consumers increasingly seek freshly grown, local produce.

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In the wake of food-safety fears sparked by the coronavirus pandemic, consumers are increasingly seeking fresh, local products, and vertical farms are reaping the benefits, according to a May 7 article in Karma.

The independent business media company reports that New Jersey's AeroFarms and New York City's Bowery Farming are ramping up production to meet the growing demand; read more here