Rest Easy: Our Romaine Safety Statement

Rest Easy: Our Romaine Safety Statement

On Friday, November 22, 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a warning to consumers and retailers in response to an outbreak of E. Coli linked to romaine lettuce produced in Salinas, California.

We launched Vertical Roots to make sure that our friends and neighbors always have access to produce they can count on: produce that is safe, fresh, nutritious and locally grown. 

Our unique indoor hydroponic farming methods – coupled with our adherence to the highest safety standards in the industry – provide robust protection against pathogens so you can enjoy safe, worry-free, fresh produce any time. 

Here is how we ensure the safety of our products:

  • All of our produce is certified SC-grown, thousands of miles away from the affected, West Coast lettuce. Every one of our farmers has received vigorous training in globally recognized food safety standards, and every one of our plants is expertly inspected at harvest to guarantee safety and quality. From start to finish, we raise our lettuce with care and precision to bring you peace of mind.
  • We grow our produce in a soil-free, closed-loop environment, which helps to protect our plants from harmful pathogens like E.Coli that are often found in soil and runoff from industrial animal farms. Our water is monitored closely and our plants are grown in a blend of natural coconut fiber that does not contain animal waste and the bacteria that comes with it. 

We exist to bring you safe, health-promoting produce straight from the Southeast. With our dedication to transparency and quality, you can rest easy knowing that all of our leafy greens, Romaine included, are a safe bet.

Farming Invades The City – Vertical Roots Takes Hold – Southeast Produce Weekly

Farming Invades The City – Vertical Roots Takes Hold – Southeast Produce Weekly

Southeastern Produce Weekly interviews Vertical Roots General Manager, Andrew Hare, in Nashville, Tenn. during the Southern Innovations Organics and Foodservice Expo Sept. 12-14.

South Carolina indoor grower Vertical Roots uses repurposed shipping containers to grow in any climate, in any location throughout the year.”

A symphony of produce at Southern Innovations 2019 – The Produce News

A symphony of produce at Southern Innovations 2019 – The Produce News

The Produce News recaps Southern Innovations 2019 events held in Nashville, TN at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center: including the third annual Next Generation Award, which is co-sponsored by The Produce News and which honors a young person from the next generation of produce leaders for the industry. Last year’s recipient, Ross Williams of Titan Farms, then announced this year’s recipient: Andrew Hare of Vertical Roots.

Cunningham Holds Listening Session With Lowcountry Agricultural Community – Live 5 News

Cunningham Holds Listening Session With Lowcountry Agricultural Community – Live 5 News

Live 5 News spotlighted members of the Lowcountry’s sustainable agricultural community meeting with Congressman Joe Cunningham at Vertical Roots headquarters.

I serve on the Natural Resources Committee, and specifically having this type of knowledge, this kind of information as to the industries here in Charleston, the communities they serve, and what they’re doing is vital to making the best decisions in representing our constituents in the first district and the Lowcountry,” Cunningham said.