Indoor Farming Facts
LETTUCE SHARE THE FACTS:
The average head of lettuce travels over 2,000 miles to get to your table
Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture
The Indoor Advantage + Farming
Our edge comes from bringing together farmers, craftsmen, and software engineers to grow sustainable, safer, and better-tasting greens. Here’s how hydroponic indoor farming is changing the game:
Our controlled indoor environment protects our crops from bad weather and pests. This means less food waste on farms and more fresh produce for you.
No pesticides or harmful chemicals are used on our lettuces. Our clean greens are packed with nutrients you want and none of the chemicals you don’t.
Our growing season lasts year-round. Through storms or sunshine, winter or summer, our greens thrive in any area of the world. Take that, climate change.
95% LESS WATER*
In our soil-free, indoor farms, we can recycle and filter water for responsible resource use. As a plus, we don’t waste water from runoff or excess evaporation from the soil.
Farm sites are placed close to stores, restaurants, and schools in local communities so our customers get the freshest produce possible.
Vertical Roots indoor farming environments adhere tightly to USDA and FDA regulations for the highest safety standards.
You can trace every package of Vertical Roots produce from seed lot to harvest date. Our commitment to transparency lets you trust your lettuce.
Because we can grow produce on our indoor farms 365 days a year, we offer consistent pricing no matter the season.
We are always trying to improve our practices. We are aligned with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
Is the average growing time from seed to harvest. Traditional farming averages 45-60 days!
Each product is meticulously inspected by our knowledgable team to ensure you can use every bit of produce we provide.
Our average distribution time from harvest to table averages 1-3 days, cutting down greenhouse gas-emitting travel time.
We are passionate about feeding our communities with the best of the best. We want you to trust your farmer and know your food.
+ NUTRITION FACTS
Lettuce from our hydroponic, indoor farms contains more potassium, calcium and protein than your average greens.**
*Compared to traditional farming **When compared with USDA referents for red, green and iceberg lettuces