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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...

Indaco, GrowFood, and Vertical Roots Partnership

Take an inside look at how local food is distributed to local restaurants through Charleston's GrowFood Carolina, Indaco Restaurant, and Vertical Roots. “Since I moved here about a year and a half ago i was really really happy to find GrowFood. It's kind of the main...

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....

SCDA Chef Feature: Michelle Weaver

Executive chef of Charleston Grill, Michelle Weaver, talks about one of her favorite local farms, Vertical Roots.  "Having one of their lettuces is like having a bouquet of South Carolina, an edible bouquet, I mean it's beautiful to look at, it tastes delicious...

Being Sustainable is Obtainable

Work + Life + Mission  “You work for Vertical Roots? That’s so cool, what’s it like?!” I couldn’t tell you how many times I’ve had that conversation in the last couple of months. It is SO “cool”  to work for an innovative and sustainable company right here in...

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