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Vertical farming facility in the works for Howard County
By Amanda Winters /
June 22, 2022
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A nearly 200,000 square-foot fresh produce growing center and more than 50 new jobs are coming to Maryland, according to a recent announcement by Infarm.

The urban farming business – known as the fastest-growing vertical farming company in the world – is planning to establish its largest facility yet in Howard County.

The site, powered with green-certified energy, will allow Infarm to serve the Northeast region and make its mark in the Mid Atlantic. This will be the company’s third growing center in the U.S., with the capability of producing 45 million crops each year.

Locating in Howard County gives Infarm a presence in a region where vertical farming is already taking off, and where “green innovations are thriving,” according to the company’s release.

“Howard County is a great strategic location that will allow us to serve over 23 million customers across the Tri-State and Mid-Atlantic areas,” said Erez Galonska, CEO and co-founder of Infarm. “Once fully operational, our Growing Center will provide the Northeastern U.S. with a new food production capability that minimizes climate and supply chain risk by growing more than 75 types of plants locally, sustainably and reliably 24/7, 365 days a year.”

Infarm plans to be located in 20 different countires by the year 2030.

Maryland combines a great climate for growing things with a business-friendly climate, so both family farms and major manufacturers thrive. Learn more.

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