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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...

This is AmplifiedAg

AmplifiedAg is a South Carolina startup that is uniting agriculture and technology to revolutionize how communities grow, distribute, and consume food. We are farmers, coders, engineers, and foodies. But more than that, we are a community of passionately curious,...

What does it mean to be a farmer?

Agriculture is an ancient tradition. As such, it’s not entirely surprising that our mental image of “the farmer” is badly outdated. Agriculture may be ancient, but farmers aren’t historical artifacts!  For many, a farmer is an older, overall-clad man with a 5 o’clock...

Support Local. Shop Local. Eat Local!

There are numerous benefits of eating local.  One is the economic benefit of purchasing local; sales of local foods in the US have nearly doubled from $5 billion in 2008 to $11.7 billion in 2014. Research shows that for every dollar spent on locally-produced foods and...

Vertical Roots comes to the Midlands – WLTX 19

WLTX 19, LEXINGTON, S.C. — Vertical Roots, based out of Charleston, is expanding their hydroponic lettuce farms to a second location at the S.C. State Farmers Market in Lexington County.   CEO of Vertical Roots, Don Taylor, explains hydroponics as farming without...

Meet Your Farmer: Makenna

Nature-loving, Outdoorsy, and Adventurous  I took a deep dive into Makenna’s life while enjoying some of her fresh shishito peppers and hummus. That’s the thing about Makenna… she opens your mind to new things (or maybe I’m just late to the shishito pepper game....

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