A 74,000-square-foot vertical farm will built in Calgary, Alta. by Goodleaf Farms, a Nov. 29 news release says. GoodLeaf Farms is Canada’s largest commercial vertical farming company.
“With Canada’s limited growing season, climate-controlled indoor farms offer Canadians access to fresh, locally grown leafy greens year-round. And Calgary is the perfect location for our first Western Canada location as it’s a main corridor and central access point,” Barry Murchie, Goodleaf Farms CEO, says in the release.
The Alberta government is investing $2.73 million in the project through its investment and growth fund — marking the first project to receive funding from that program, the release says.
The Calgary location will be Goodleaf’s second Canadian location. A first was opened in Guelph, Ont. in 2019 and another is planned for Quebec. GoodLeaf Farms grows Micro Radish, Micro Arugula, Micro Broccoli, Micro Asian Blend, Pea Shoots, Spicy Mustard Medley, Baby Spinach, Baby Arugula, Baby Kale and Spring Mix, the release says.